A 5-year-old and a 1-year-old were found wondering the streets of a Connecticut town while their mother was shopping, police said.
The two kids were found unattended at separate Westport stores at about 8 p.m., authorities said.
The 1-year-old was spotted by a group of adults near the Toyota of Westport on Post Road East and the 5-year-old was found at a Walgreen's also on Post Road East, police said.
Westport officers determined where the children lived and arrested their mother, Natalie Bonny, 33, authorities said.
Bonny allegedly told officers she left her children home alone to go shopping, police said.
She was charged with two counts of risk of injury to a minor and held on $20,000 bond.
Attorney information for Bonny was not immediately available.