Mom arrested for leaving son in car at Motor City Casino garage

WEB UPDATE (p.m.): The mother of the child has been arrested by police. The young boy is with a family member according to police.

A Motor City Casino representative says a security guard patrolling the parking garage spotted a child in a car at about 7 a.m. Friday morning.

A 3-year-old boy was alone, locked in a white SUV on the third floor. His mother was somewhere inside the casino. Lonnie Sharp lives across the street from the parking garage.

Motor City Casino says the child was in good condition. Authorities located his mother inside but there has been no word on how long she left her son locked in the SUV or what she was doing inside the casino.

Detroit police is not commenting on the whereabouts of the child now, but tell FOX 2 that he is safe and that his mother is being investigated.