Someone called 911 at 7 p.m. Sunday, February 3, to report that three children were locked inside a van behind a business on the west side of Oklahoma City. Police arrived at the scene 45 minutes later and found a 1-year-old boy, a 3-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy 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 tide to a seatbelt - in such a way that he couln't get loose. The police became more concerned when they noticed that a window was partly open, because it was -13 degrees celcius outside.
The police banged on the back door of the business, but no one opened the door. They walked around to the front and entered the building - where they found the children's father, 30-year-old Andrew Dean Rasdall, in a bar playing video poker. An employee said that Rasdall worked at the roadhouse and had come in to do some paperwork. He claimed that co-workers of Rasdall had promised to keep an eye on Rasdall's kids. But the officiers were not happy with the explanation and arrested Rasdall on three counts of child neglect. Officers then called the kids mother, who's estranged from Rasdall, to pick up the children.
Source: news9 and koco