Mom jailed after toddler was found in the streets alone

Laura Lopez // Brownsville PD

A mother of two is behind bars after police found her two-year-old wandering the streets alone.

The Brownsville Police Department received a call about the young girl on the road without an adult.

Brownsville police arrested Laura Lopez at her residence on the 6700 block of U.S. Highway 77.

According to police, the 21-year-old mother said she put both her children in the car.

Lopez told police she didn TMt notice her two-year-old leave the vehicle as she left to her destination.

Brownsville police told Action 4 News that Lopez went back home where the girl was with authorities.

Police arrested Lopez and the children were taken to a family member.

A bond is pending for the 21-year-old mother.