OKC Police: Man Left Kids In Car To Play Video Poker - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

NEWS: Crime

OKC Police: Man Left Kids In Car To Play Video Poker

Posted: Updated:
OKLAHOMA CITY -

Oklahoma City Police arrested a man on three complaints of child neglect after finding three young children locked inside a van behind a business on the west side of the city.

Someone called 911 at 7 p.m. Sunday, February 3, to report three children had been left alone in a vehicle behind Big Dick's Roadhouse at W. Reno and Mustang Road. When officers arrived 45 minutes later, they found a 1 year old, 2 year old and 4 year old asleep inside the van.

The two youngest children were sitting in car seats, while the third child was secured to a back seat by a cloth tied to a seat belt. A window was partially open, which concerned officers because it was cool 56 degrees outside.

Officers banged on the back door of the business, but did not get a response. They walked to the front and entered the building. They found the children's father, 30-year-old Andrew Dean Rasdall, playing video poker.

An employee said Rasdall worked at the roadhouse and had come in to do some paperwork, while co-workers kept an eye on his children outside. In a police report, officers noted no one had come outside to check on the children in the several minutes they were there.

Police obtained the key to the van from Rasdall and unlocked the vehicle. The kids appeared to be unharmed. Officers called the children's mother, who is estranged from Rasdall, to pick up the kids.

Police then arrested Rasdall and booked him into the Oklahoma County jail.

Live Radar

ESP Interactive

Featured On News9.com

  • Crime Tracker

    Find out what crimes are committed in your area with Crime Tracker.

  • Consumer Watch

    Been a victim of a scam? The Consumer Watch team investigates and gives helpful advice.

  • Local News

    Get the latest breaking news, current events and headlines effecting Oklahomans.

  • My 2 Cents

    Join Kelly Ogle in a community conversation about important Oklahoma issues.

  • 9 Investigates

    Are you aware of incidents of fraud, corruption, government waste? We investigate.

Powered by WorldNow
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
OKLAHOMA CITY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Oklahoma City's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.