Police say five children, one just nine months old, were found alone in a northwest side motel room this morning, and their mother was arrested after she returned about 2AM, police tell 1200 WOAI news.
Detectives said one of the children who was alone in the Motel 6 on Wurzbach Road was playing with a telephone and dialed 9-1-1. When officers arrived, they found the children alone.
The children were not hurt, although police say some were suffering from some type of 'skin condition.' Child Protective Services has taken custody of the children.
The mother, who said she was 'shopping,' was charged with five counts of child endangerment.