Rodger Lord, 32, left 3 children, ages 2, 5, 6, in his care alone for hours while at work. Neighbors had called the police in the week previous about the children playing outside without supervision. The older children went to the neighbors for help after the youngest child became locked in a room alone and the police were called.
The police found a steak knife and a bottle of alcohol in reach of the children and the youngest’s diaper was full and dried from the amount of time it was unchanged. There was also no phone available for the children to call for help.
Lord was arrested and is facing charges of child neglect.