CHATTOOGA COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia mother has been arrested after deputies say she left her young child in the car while she played slot machines -- again.
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The Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office said Mishaela Dawn Rayls, 32, of Rome, was arrested on Christmas Day outside a Food Mart on Highway 48.
A store employee told deputies that Rayls left the toddler in the car in 30-degree weather for over an hour while she played coin machines with her friend.
Rayls never left the store to check on the child.
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Rayls gave deputies a false name when she was taken into custody. She’s been charged with reckless conduct and giving a false name to an officer.
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This is not the first time Rayls has been arrested for doing the same thing.
She was also arrested on Feb. 23, 2022 for leaving her infant son in a vehicle alone while she gambled at a Chattooga County gas station.
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