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Parents arrested after running out on restaurant bill, leaving child behind

Last Updated Jun 8, 2016 at 11:46 am PDT

BRANDON, Man. – Police in western Manitoba have arrested a couple after they ran out on a restaurant bill but left their child behind.

Brandon police say they were called to a restaurant on Tuesday night after a husband and wife ran up a tab of $135 and then bolted.

They left behind their 10-year-old daughter.

Police say they caught up to the intoxicated suspects a short distance away.

Police say the pair was taken to the Brandon Correctional Centre, and the child was taken into the care of Child and Family Services.

A 29-year-old man and his 33-year-old wife are facing fraud charges.