Scottsdale parents go to bar, leave child home alone

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SCOTTSDALE -- Scottsdale police officers arrested a couple who reportedly left their 2-year-old child home alone and went to a bar.

On Saturday just after midnight, Scottsdale police officers were called to an apartment near Granite Reef and McDowell roads after someone reported a child was crying on a balcony.

Before officers gained entry, the parents arrived home and were questioned. Angelo Hughes, 26, and Grace Niu, 22, told the officers that they had been across the street and the El Dorado bar for about 30 minutes while the child slept at home.

Hughes and Niu were arrested on child abuse and endangerment charges.

The toddler was turned over to Child Protective Services.