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.