To no one’s surprise Pokémon Go is still taking over the world. From people using the app to meet up and hookup, to Pokémon-themed baby names, it was only a matter of time before shit really hit the fan. Now it has. Two parents in Arizona left their toddler unattended to go hunt Pokémon characters. What in the actual fuck?
According to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, Brent Daley, 27, and Brianne Daley, 25, were arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and neglect.
Authorities were first dispatched when a neighbor noticed the 2-year-old screaming and crying outside in San Tan Valley, Arizona. Deputies said he was left alone in 96-degree heat without water and wearing only a diaper and T-shirt. Dirty and sweating the toddler was in a significant amount of distress. WTF?!
According to deputies on the scene, the house was left unlocked and no adults were anywhere to be found. They made several attempts to contact his parents. When Brent Daily was finally reached by phone, he allegedly answered with an indifferent “Whatever,” and hung up. Seriously, why do these people even have a child? This is disturbing on a Law & Order level. Can we call in Olivia Benson yet?
After an hour, yes an entire hour, the Daleys arrived at their home where deputies were waiting with their son. The parents initially tried to cover their asses with a bullshit tale about how the child was sleeping so they left to put gas in the car. After being questioned, they finally admitted to leaving the poor child unattended for 90 minutes while they played Pokémon Go. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu made a statement following the arrest.
“Our agency and many other law enforcement agencies have been warning people about personal safety while playing this interactive smartphone game, but we never imagined parents would abandon a child to play Pokémon Go,” he said “This goes beyond comprehension.”
How in the hell did these parents possibly think leaving their toddler by himself was a good idea in the first place? Let alone, for a freaking game! Ridiculous. What will people use Pokémon Go for next?