Lady Spends Night Luxuriating at Spa, Leaves 7-year-old Daughter Outside in Dumpster
Last Saturday, Alicia Carroll, 28, spent several hours luxuriating at a pool and having drinks with friends at the King Spa & Sauna in Dallas, Texas. At around 9:45 a.m. the next morning, a still-drunk Alicia returned to the spa looking for her 7-year-old daughter. She called police to report the person she left her daughter with the night before wouldn't return her. A look at the spa's surveillance video showed Alicia walking out of the spa with her daughter at 10 p.m. before leaving the parking lot without her. At around 11am, the girl was found at the dumpster near the spa, where she had spent the night. She was taken to a hospital and evaluated before being released into the custody of a family member. Alicia was arrested and charged with child abandonment.
Update: Investigators have released more information on what happened that night. According to the arrest affidavit, the girl told police she and her mother were walking when suddenly they started running, and her mother told her to get into a dumpster. That’s because she said police were chasing them. The girl told police her mother helped her get into the dumpster, where police say she spent the night, by herself. Police say they found the little girl walking back to King Spa Sunday morning after climbing out of the dumpster. She was filthy, hungry, and thirsty with scrapes on her arms and legs.