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US woman leaves 4 kids home alone and goes to Germany for vacation, arrested

Erin Lee Macke of Iowa travelled to Germany for an 11-day vacation, and made no arrangement for child care for her four children.

world Updated: Oct 01, 2017 12:09 IST
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Erin Lee Macke is seen in this booking photo released by the city of Johnston, Iowa.(REUTERS)

A 30-year-old woman has been arrested in the US for allegedly leaving her four young children home alone with access to a gun while she travelled to Germany for an 11-day vacation.

Erin Lee Macke of Iowa left two 12-year-olds, a seven- year-old, and a six year-old at home, while she was away.

Police say she made no arrangement for child care and left a firearm so the children would have access to it, New York Daily News reported.

She was arrested by Johnston police on Thursday.

According to a statement, police were called to Macke’s home on September 21 following a report that children had been left without adult supervision.

When the cops arrived, they found Macke’s children home alone.

The Iowa Department of Human Services came to get the children, while police called Macke and ordered her to return home from Germany.

Police said Macke was arrested on four counts of child endangerment and one count of making a firearm available to a person under the age of 21.

First Published: Oct 01, 2017 12:09 IST