06/08/2016 03:31 EDT | Updated 06/08/2016 03:59 EDT

Manitoba Parents Leave Daughter Behind During Dine-And-Dash

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Finished Plates of Food and Check on Restaurant Table

BRANDON, Man. – Police in western Manitoba have arrested a couple after they ran out on a restaurant bill but left their child behind.

Brandon police say they were called to a restaurant on Tuesday night after a husband and wife ran up a tab of $135 and then bolted.

They left behind their 10-year-old daughter.

Police say they caught up to the intoxicated suspects a short distance away.

Police say the pair was taken to the Brandon Correctional Centre, and the child was taken into the care of Child and Family Services.

A 29-year-old man and his 33-year-old wife are facing fraud charges.


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