Cops: Texas mom leaves kids home alone to attend Zumba class

An Austin mom is in trouble after police say she left her two kids home alone so she could go to a Zumba class.

Turns out, the 18-month-old and 2-and-a-half-year-old were asleep when she allegedly left to go to the hour-long class. Local station KEYE reports she took an 18-month-old she was babysitting with her to the class.

But while she was gone, the kids woke up and went outside.

A neighbor spotted one of the kids and called 911.

A responding officer found the other child down the street, crying.

They were physically okay. The mom is now charged with a felony.

The children's father, Jose Arredondo, didn't want to show his face to KEYE, but explained his wife, Gisela Sanchez-Flores' actions. He said, "She thought it was going to be a quick errand but things happened in a flash. It's an accident but a very dangerous one."
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