un·at·tend·ed | \ˌən-ə-ˈten-dəd \

Definition of unattended 

: not attended : not watched or looked after : lacking a guard, escort, caretaker, etc. an unattended parking lot a fire left unattended unattended children unattended luggage

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And another passenger had two dogs, leaving the black one unattended while taking the white one to the toilet during a September 2017 flight. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, "Smells, growls and disputes: AA urges DOT to allow only trained service dogs in airline cabins," 10 July 2018 Officers initially responded to a report of children being left in an unattended vehicle at a business in the 400 block of Half Day Road, police said. Staff Report, chicagotribune.com, "Lincolnshire police: 22-year-old Palatine resident charged with endangering life of a child," 6 July 2018 The children, seemingly unattended, are shown frolicking in the room and playing before one of the boys walks over to the statue and appears to attempt to lift it off its platform. Char Adams, PEOPLE.com, "Toddler Breaks $132,000 Statue at Community Center — Now the Family Is Receiving Death Threats," 25 June 2018 While the risk of fire is relatively small, officials recommend keeping water bottles out of unattended vehicles, KFOR reported. Scott Andera, ajc, "Why leaving a water bottle in your car could be dangerous," 19 June 2018 The cause of the fire is under investigation, but preliminary findings point to an unattended propane grill that caught fire and ignited the exterior siding of the residence in the 100 block of Rosehall Drive, the release said. Yadira Sanchez Olson, Lake County News-Sun, "Fire damages Lake Zurich home," 28 May 2018 State and city laws dating back more than 50 years prohibit leaving unattended vehicles running. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "DA won't file charges against Sacramento man arrested for leaving his car running | The Sacramento Bee," 14 May 2018 Officers responded to an apartment in the 10700 block of Point South Drive to find a woman who had been shot to death and an unattended baby nearby. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "Man walks into Charlotte police precinct to announce he 'just killed his girlfriend' | Charlotte Observer," 10 May 2018 Authorities received a call about an unattended vehicle parked at an apartment complex in Paterson just before 8:30 a.m. Sunday, the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement. Fox News, "Body found in vehicle registered to missing New Jersey woman who may have been abducted, officials say," 7 May 2018

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