Rivers Casino banned a Swissvale man for life after Pittsburgh police said he left his 2-year-old daughter in his vehicle while he went inside to use a slot machine and a bathroom.
Forme Balebako, 35, made the pit stop before taking his daughter for a walk along the Allegheny River, police said.
The child was left unattended for 22 minutes, police said.
Pittsburgh police officers assigned to Zone 1 got the call at 10:23 a.m. for a small child who was left inside a vehicle parked inside the casino's North Shore parking garage.
Police said the parking garage was cool and all the vehicle's doors were locked.
Medics checked the girl and found to be in good health, police said.
Police planned to charge Balebako by summons with endangering the welfare of a child.
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