A Houston mother was arrested after investigators said she left her three children alone inside a southeast Houston apartment.
Houston police said Misty Lee Sanchez, 37, locked the three children inside the apartment on Monday and left for several hours.
Officers were told by someone that several children were alone inside the apartment. When they arrived at 8:30pm, officers said three children were there.
According to HPD, the children were ages 9, 11, and 12. Houston police said the 12-year-old boy is autistic.
When officers questioned Sanchez, they say she told them she left at 6om to get something to eat.
Sanchez is charged with abandoning a child. She is being held on $5,000 bond.