CATOOSA – According to Catoosa police, an 18-month-old boy was left to the safety of Hard Rock Casino by his mother on Sunday.
The agents say the mother was attempting to leave without the baby, police said the woman hadn’t had a chance to take care of the baby, leaving the boy with casino security.
During the investigation, police said the mother admitted to using methamphetamine in front of the 18-month-old baby boy before leaving her.
Her mother, 35-year-old Nicole Faye Peridore, was arrested following allegations of abandonment of minors, which resulted in the abandonment of minors, public intoxication and escape after arrest for a crime, police said.
Police say Peridore attempted to escape the patrol car twice, using his foot to open the door.
Catoosa police say the boy was handed over to Oklahoma’s human services department.
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