Court Date for Ohio Father Who Left Baby for Close to Three Hours

Posted on: June 7, 2024, 09:16h. 

Last updated on: June 7, 2024, 09:19h.

The father of a 10-month-old baby is scheduled to appear in court later this month after allegedly leaving her alone in a car when he went inside an Ohio casino.

Jack Cleveland Casino
Jack Cleveland Casino, pictured above. A man is due in court after leaving a baby alone in a car at the casino. (Image: Destination Cleveland)

Kyle Miller, 27, of Elyria, Ohio, is charged with child endangerment. A tampering with evidence charge was dropped by prosecutors after reviewing evidence.

Details on the April 27 incident were revealed in a report this week by Ohio TV station WKYC.

The infant was spotted unsupervised in a car which was parked on the fourth floor of the Jack Cleveland Casino garage.

A motorist who was in the adjacent car called 911 after seeing the child. The occupants of the nearby car remained in the garage until Cleveland police officers arrived.

When cops opened the car, they found that blankets were taped to the automobile’s backseat windows, according to WKYC.

Beautiful Baby

One person, who had waited for the officers, remarked upon seeing the infant, “Oh my God. Look how beautiful she is,” a police recording revealed.

She was examined by an EMS crew. One in the crew told the child, “You look tired. You don’t know who I am, and you don’t care who I am — except for being held.”

The baby was transported to UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. After getting examined by physicians she was turned over to other relatives.

Cleveland officers entered the casino to find the father. They found him at about 10:54 p.m.

He last saw the baby at about 8:10 p.m., so she was alone for two hours and 44 minutes.

Miller, who was in a t-shirt, was in the casino with a friend.

Put your hands behind your back,” officers told Miller and his friend. “Who’s the father of the baby?”

The officers put Miller in handcuffs.

What Were You Thinking?

You’re under arrest right now for child endangerment. What were you thinking leaving a baby in a car while you go to the casino,” one of the officers asked him.


was booked and later appeared in Cleveland Municipal Court where he entered a not guilty plea. He was released from custody after posting a $15K bond. His next court date is on June 17.

Similar incidents have taken place nationwide where adults have left young children alone in a car while they went into a gaming property to gamble. If convicted, some may face jail sentences. Authorities warn casino visitors unsupervised children run the risk of injury when left alone in vehicles.

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