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Police Say Dad Left Kids at Park To Shower

Police say a father left his two young children alone at Scott Park for nearly two hours Saturday to shower at LA Fitness.

Police say a father left his two children alone at Scott Park while shopping at and showering at .

Govindaraj Narayanasamy, 38, of Scott, was charged with two counts of child endangerment after township police said he left the 6-year-old girl and 9-year-old boy alone in the park for nearly two hours Saturday.

Officers were called to Scott Park at around 12:30 p.m. Saturday from a person who noticed the two children playing on the swings and slides alone without a guardian. The woman told police she had been keeping an eye on them for an hour because she knew the girl and became concerned.

Police officers were able to get Narayanasamy’s phone number and called him as he was driving back to the park. He arrived shortly after 1 p.m. and told officers he left the children only briefly while going to shop for snacks at Walmart in Raceway Plaza and shower at the LA Fitness in Great Southern Shopping Center.

Narayanasamy estimated he had only been gone for about 45 minutes, but the investigation revealed that he likely left the kids alone for nearly two hours, according to court records.

Police said Narayanasamy told officers he went to LA Fitness to shower after playing tennis at the park.

The county's Office of Children, Youth and Families is also investigating the incident.

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Janet Forton August 28, 2012 at 11:24 AM
@ Steven Roberts: Who gives a rats tush about fear mongering “talking heads”? Yes, the odds of any of our kids being attacked by pedophiles is slim to none. The odds of them getting hurt is slim to none. But one thing is for sure: There are a lot of mean & vile people out there. Today, you are leading the pack. I am 100% sure you are not someone that I would want my kids to turn to if they needed help with anything. You seem to be VERY F*****g POed at the world. Please, go take your meds, or learn to mediate or something.
Ellen Papuga August 28, 2012 at 12:08 PM
In my opinion, you need help. I suggest an anger management class.
Mike Jones August 28, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Janet and Ellen... I've deleted his comment. I don't need that trash on this website. And I don't watch Nancy Grace.
fc August 28, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Dear Mr. Steven Roberts....Please reread your comments....perhaps you will realize who the "ignorant" people are (is) and if you are so smart and an expert in everything, you just might want to invest in a dictionary, spell check, grammar check and as the others have pointed out, anger management/meditation....This day and age is a 180 from the 50's, 60's, 70's and even 80's....You must also remember that these two children were TWO children left alone...not like you and "your brother and 3 or 4 other kids." That was your neighborhood park..not a park that is 3 miles away on a 4-lane road that even cars have trouble merging onto at times. But quite frankly, I think it is time to put this whole debate to rest....these 2 kids will be adults before the comments end here...and ummmmmm, Mr. Roberts, even the man in the center of this has admitted that he made a poor judgement call here...so have a chat with Govindaraj Narayanasamy and learn a thing or two. Have a nice day!
Mike Jones August 28, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Here is Patch's Terms of Use agreement when it comes to commenting... http://chartiersvalley.patch.com/terms

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