Chippewa Falls (WQOW) - A Chippewa Falls dad faces charges of child abandonment and neglect after allegedly stealing a bottle of vodka from Gordy's. According to the criminal complaint, Michael Raskie Jr. was seen on surveillance video stealing alcohol. When a manager confronted him, he took off. When police arrived, they found Raskie's truck still in the parking lot with a four-year-old child sleeping on the front seat. The truck was running, and the windows were rolled down, but officers still noted the young girl was extremely warm to the touch and her face was very red. On the day in question, the temperature was above 80 degrees. When he turned himself in, Raskie told police he left his child in the car and panicked. He's also charged with possession of meth, after baggies and a pipe were found in the truck. Raskie is due back in court Tuesday, June 19.
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