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Sleeping mom arrested while son roamed street alone

A San Benito woman was arrested for letting her 2-year-old son roam around a San Benito street and alley.

A good samaritan called authorities when she noticed the toddler all alone in a back alley.

When police arrived, they asked the boy where his mom was and he pointed and said his parents were sleeping at home.

Officers then proceeded to go door-to-door to search for the boy TMs parents.

They found his mom at their home located on the 5000 block of McCullough Street and identified his mother as 18-year-old Alexis Mares.

Mares was placed under arrest for abandoning or endangering a child.

She has been arraigned and Mares TM bond is set at $5,000.

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