Man charged with neglect after leaving 4-year-old alone

Published 9:35 am Wednesday, July 24, 2013

BURNSVILLE — A Burnsville father is accused of leaving his 4-year-old daughter home alone while he went out drinking.

Forty-seven-year-old Richard Moore is charged with child neglect after police were called to his home by a neighbor. A criminal complaint said the child, clutching a blanket, walked to a neighbor’s house to say she had a bad dream and couldn’t find her dad.

Police called the girl’s mother, who was traveling for work. She gave officers the names of a few bars to check. Authorities say Moore was found on the patio at Ansari’s Mediterranean Grill and Lounge.

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Police believe the child had been left alone for more than three hours. Moore did not immediately return a call seeking comment.