Southfield police: 3 children left alone; dad arrested on drug charge

Police say dad left children home alone

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Southfield police said three siblings -- an 8-year-old boy, a 5-year-old girl and a 2-year-old girl -- were found wandering alone early Wednesday morning.

Police said the children were staying with their 34-year-old father at the Arbor Lofts, which are near Evergreen Road and Civic Center Drive, but he was found slumped over the wheel of his car just after 7 a.m. in a nearby TGI Friday's parking lot.

Police said it appears the children had been alone since 3 a.m.

The father was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle under the influence of narcotics and child neglect.

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