The National Police from Arrecife Police Station have arrested a 33-year-old man, with no previous convictions, on suspicion of abandoning a minor.
Several phone calls to 091 alerted police about an 8-year-old boy crying and asking for help, inside a vehicle parked on a street in the capital, Arrecife.
Police officers, attended immediately and found the child locked inside a car and when asked about his parents, he replied that "he had gone to bingo a long time ago and that he was very afraid".
After opening the vehicle, the agents took charge of the child , finally locating the father who admitted having left his son to go to a Bingo hall about 100 meters from the car. The Juvenile Section of the Provincial Prosecutor's Office of Las Palmas was informed and the child is now with his mother.
A police report was issued, and sent to the Judicial Authorities.