Posted: Oct 2, 2013 3:27 PM
Updated: Oct 2, 2013 4:10 PM
BROWNSVILLE - A Brownsville mother is behind bars after she allegedly left her five young children unsupervised in her home.
Janerit Velez, 23, told police she left the children alone so she could go out and buy something to eat.
Officers found the children alone in the house in the 3600 block of Ramirez Lane after they got a call from a neighbor just before midnight Tuesday, officials said.
The children range in age from 2 to 8. The woman showed up more than an hour after police arrived. Witnesses told police the children were left alone since about 9 p.m.