BROWNSVILLE (October 3, 2013)—Janerit Velez, 23, of Brownsville, was arrested and charged with five counts of child abandonment or endangerment after authorities found her five young children home alone.
Velez, told police she left for about an hour Tuesday night to get something to eat.
Officers arrived at the home at around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and found the children, who range in age from 2 to 8, police spokesman J.J. Trevino said.
Velez arrived about an hour later and was arrested.
A neighbor who called police said the woman had left home about 9 p.m.