Police: Arizona couple arrested after abandoning son to play Pokémon Go

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Police in Arizona say a couple left their toddler son home alone on a hot night with no water so they could play Pokémon Go.

Brent Daley, 27, and Brianne Daley, 25, have been charged with child neglect and endangerment, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. Authorities say they received a phone call at 10:30 p.m. Sunday night from a person in San Tan Valley saying they found their neighbors' two-year-old "screaming and crying [and] attempting to get into the residence," Fox 10 Phoenix reports. When officers arrived, they found a barefoot, dirty, and red-faced toddler, who was left alone in 95-degree heat without any water.

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