A 98-year-old North Carolina woman was left alone inside a truck for nearly five hours while her son patronized Maryland Live casino in
Dwight Ridgeway McGinnis Jr., 67, of the 6100 block of Tipping Circle in
Investigators said the victim is confined to a wheelchair and unable to provide basic care for herself. When initially approached by officers, she reportedly seemed confused and was not able to answer questions.
After she was provided water and became more coherent, she assisted officers in locating her son who returned to his vehicle at 7:25 p.m. when contacted on his cell phone, police said.
McGinnis was also served an outstanding warrant for failing to appear for a suspended driving charge, police said.
Online court records did not list a lawyer for the suspect.
The Department of Social Services was contacted about the incident.
Earlier this year,