Dad out drinking, 4-year-old home alone

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Jul 24, 2013 at 10:24 am

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A Burnsville father is accused of leaving his 4-year-old daughter home alone while he went out drinking.

Forty-seven-year-old Richard Moore is charged with child neglect after police were called to his home by a neighbor. A criminal complaint says the child, clutching a blanket, walked to a neighbor's house to say she had a bad dream and couldn't find her dad.

Police called the girl's mother, who was traveling for work. She gave officers the names of a few bars to check. Authorities say Moore was found on the patio at Ansari's Mediterranean Grill and Lounge.

Police believe the child had been left alone for more than three hours. Moore did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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