Police: Dad leaves kids at bus stop after drinking

Credit: Brian Blanco

Credit: Brian Blanco

Police said a New Mexico man left his two children at a bus stop after having several drinks, KRQE reported.

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Oct. 27 was a cold night when Anthony Manzanares allegedly left his 3-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter at a bus stop near a convenience store, the television station reported.

Police video shows the children sitting alone at the bus stop, shivering and crying.

"(The child) just said his daddy left him to go get more beers," a witness told police, KRQE reported.

According to a police report, Manzanares was drinking at a homeless hangout with a woman and his two children..

"He drank two Bud Lights, two Natural Lights and then he drank two Fireballs," Manzanares' daughter told KRQE. After a fight ensued, Manzanares took the children to a bus stop and walked away, according to the arrest report.

"He said, 'Where's my beer?' and he just took off," Manzanares’ daughter said, according to the police report.

Manzanares returned and told police he was around the corner "meeting a friend," KRQE reported. He was arrested and charged with "intentionally placing a child in a situation where the life of a child is endangered," according to the arrest report.

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