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      Police: Dad jailed for leaving children home alone while at work

      Felipe Flores // Edinburg Police Department

      An Edinburg father is facing criminal charges after allegedly leaving his two children home alone while he went to work.

      Edinburg police booked Felipe Flores into the Hidalgo County Jail on Sunday afternoon.

      Investigators told Action 4 News that officers were called out to investigate a welfare concern.

      Police learned that Flores left his 11-year-old and 8-year-old children home alone while he went to work.

      Authorities said the children got out of the house prompting an investigation.

      Records show Flores lives off Dalobo Boulevard in northwest Edinburg.

      Hidalgo County Jail records show that Flores was released from custody after posting a $10,000 dollar personal recognizance bond.