Police: Mother left two children in food court, went to apply for job

HOUSTON - A mother was arrested after she left her two kids at a restaurant in the Memorial City Mall food court while she went to a job interview, according to police.

Officers said Laura Browder, 24, left her 2-year-old boy and 6-year-old girl alone about noon Wednesday.

Houston police said two officers found the children crying and took them to a security office. Court documents show the mother said she was applying for a job at the Apogee store nearby and was in eyesight of the kids.

The children were released to a cousin.

Browder is charged with abandoning a child with intent to return. She is being held in the Harris County Jail without bond. 

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