Jersey City mom accused of leaving kids home alone

September 20, 2012 4:43:41 AM PDT
Child endangerment charged have been filed against a Jersey City woman who allegedly left her five young children home alone for at least two hours.

Twenty-seven-year-old Shanna Robinson was arrested early Wednesday after she went to a hospital where authorities had taken her children as a precaution.

Robinson told officers she had gone to the store at 10 p.m. Tuesday to buy milk and lost track of the time.

The children, who range in age from 3 months to 8 years, were discovered when police responded to their home around 10:20 p.m., after someone called there 911 and hung up.

Officers say all the children appeared to be in good health. The kids will be in foster care until a judge says they can return home.

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