When police were summoned and were directed to the children, they paid the parents a visit inside the casino. Both Johnson and Laidler were placed in cuffs and taken into custody.
According to Hileah Police Lt. Carl Zogby, he hopes that both Johnson and Laidler receive some much-needed therapy for their alleged neglectful deed, telling WSVN, “I hope they make that one of the conditions or part of the conditions before they release the children back to their parents: perhaps, having them seek help. If they do have a gambling problem that compels them to neglect their children to leave them unattended, alone in the car.”
Meanwhile, DCF reportedly has no prior complaints regarding Johnson and Laidler.