Cops: Long Island parents at hotel while kids alone for 6 days

February 14, 2014 4:08:09 AM PST
Two parents on Long Island are under arrest, accused of relaxing at a hotel while their children were left home alone.

Tulio Ayala, 34, and 31-year-old Maria Ayala are now charged with multiple counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Police say the couple's four kids, ages 4 to 15, were left at their home in Central Islip for six days without food or heat.

The children used a small space heater and a gas oven to keep them warm.

They are now in a relative's care.

The Central Islip school district contacted authorities. The couple was arrested Wednesday.