Mother arrested for leaving children aged 2, 3, 5 and 6 at home alone, while she went shopping

TAMPA - Tampa police arrested a mother for leaving her four children home alone on Sunday.

Police said Lara Jones, 24, left the children aged 2, 3, 5 and 6 at home while she went shopping at Walmart.

A neighbor called police.

When officers arrived around 10:56 p.m., they found the children asleep inside a home on N. Marks Street.

Jones returned to the home around 11:20 p.m.  

According to Tampa Police, Jones told officers she didn't take her children because she didn't want to wake them.

She is charged with child neglect.

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