TX Mom Leaves Kids Alone for 10 Hours to Gamble and Drink
During Memorial weekend a Texas mom has been accused of leaving her young children home alone for about nine hours on Memorial Day so she could go drink and gamble.
According to KHOU.COM, Mary Ann Deleon is charged with abandoning/endangering a child with the intent of returning. According to the article, Mary Ann locked her 3-year-old and 5-year-old inside her home while she went to a game room. According to authorities, one of the neighbors told them they saw someone leave the home just before 2 a.m. Officers responded to the home around 10:30 a.m.
The investigation reveals that neighbors saw the kids crying in the window and called the police, according to authorities, a family member called Deleon, she told them she was gambling and drinking in a game room, investigators said. Deleon told authorities that she believed that the father of the kids was watching them.
Mary Ann Deleon is charged with abandoning/endangering a child with the intent of returning. Her bond was set at $1,000, but as of Tuesday evening, she was still in the Harris County Jail.
Mary Ann was set with a bond of $1000! Deleon is back in court on Wednesday morning. Her bond conditions state that she can't come in contact with her sister or any other members of her household, she would be subjected to random drug testing, and would not be able to have contact with children under 17.
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