HOUSTON – A mother was arrested and charged with endangering a child after her 4-year-old son was found wandering in a parking lot, police said.
A witness saw the boy around 10 a.m. Thursday outside the La Nueva Casa De Amigos Health Clinic located at 1809 N. Main.
The witness asked the child where his mom was and the boy pointed toward the clinic. After the witness took the child to a safe area and asked him where he had come from, he pointed a car in the parking lot, investigators said. That’s where three other children, girls from age 3 months to 2 years old, were found inside the car.
Police arrived and found the mom. Feliciana Cruz told them that she had left the children alone for only 20 minutes, but police said the time frame didn’t add up after questioning the witness as well.
Cruz was taken into custody and CPS was notified.