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Police: LI Mom left tots home alone

June 19, 2009 2:51:36 PM PDT
Police say a Long Island woman left her 2-year-old and 5-year-old home alone for nearly three hours while she went to get her nails done. Police escorted Jennifer Gonzalez, 24, to her arraignment on Friday.

The mother of two is accused of leaving her two small children home alone.

She told police that she went to get her nails done because she couldn't handle her own children. The boys are just 5 and 2 years old.

Detectives were called to the house on Polk Court just before 9:00 Thursday night after a neighbor called 911. Many in the neighborhood heard the children screaming, described by one as a piercing and alarming sound that lasted for about an hour.

When police arrived at the house, Gonzales was not home. Officers waited. They say she was gone for three hours. She told police she was angry at her boyfriend. She said the children were sleeping when she left.

People who live here said that was no excuse , especially here in an area that has become a dumping ground for pedophiles.

Other neighbors were surprised by the allegations. They said Gonzales and her boyfriend appeared to be loving parents.


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