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Johane Vilsaint accused of leaving children at Tamarac McDonald's playground

Children unattended for more than 2 hours, police say

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TAMARAC, Fla. – A woman from Pompano Beach was arrested Wednesday after leaving three children unattended for hours at a McDonald's restaurant in Tamarac.

Johane Vilsaint, 24, faces three counts of child neglect without great bodily harm.

According to an arrest report, Vilsaint dropped the children, ages 4, 6, and 8, off at the McDonald's indoor playground in the 7600 block of Northwest 57th Street without adult supervision.

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Police said after more than two hours, the restaurant's assistant manager noticed that the children were left alone and found a phone number belonging to Vilsaint that was left with one of the children.

Police said the assistant manager called Vilsaint but she did not answer her phone.

According to the report, Vilsaint arrived at the McDonald's about 40 minutes after police were called and told officers that she had left to help a friend with her vehicle about two miles away, which caused her to take a bus.

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Police said she admitted to leaving the children unattended at the restaurant without letting an adult know her whereabouts.

Police said the children's parents did not give Vilsaint permission to leave them at the McDonald's. Her relationship to the children is unclear.

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