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      Mother jailed after leaving kids in car while inside WIC office

      Silvia Mar Garcia // Brownsville Police Department Photo

      A Brownsville mother is facing criminal charges after she allegedly left her child and her baby inside the car while inside a welfare office.

      Brownsville police arrested 40-year-old Silvia Mar Garcia on two counts of child endangerment late Thursday afternoon.

      Investigators told Action 4 News that officers were called out to the Garden Plaza WIC Office off Wild Rose Lane and Expressway 77/83.

      A passerby told police that a young child and a baby were inside a car parked outside the Women, Infants & Children office.

      Officers arrived and found a 7-year-old child and 14-month-old baby inside the hot car.

      Police arrested Garcia at the scene.

      Garcia faced a Brownsville Municipal Court judge on Friday morning but bond information was not immediately available.