HOUSTON – A father is accused of abandoning his two small children at a north Houston restaurant over the weekend.
Jesus Nava-Lopez, 46, took his two girls, ages 2 and 6, to Zio’s Italian Kitchen, located in the 14000 block of the Northwest Freeway, on Saturday, Feb. 15.
Nava-Lopez reportedly excused himself to retrieve money to pay for the meals and left the girls behind.
A manager at the restaurant called the Harris County Sheriff’s Office when he failed to return. He showed up two hours later and gave no explanation
He was arrested and charged with child abandonment.