Mother goes to bar, leaves kids in parking lot

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WILLOWICK, Ohio — A mother is facing charges after police said she left her kids in a parking lot while she went to a nearby bar.

According to police reports, it happened around 1 a.m. Saturday.

A caller told police they saw the female drop two boys — one 6 years old and the other 8 years old — off in a parking lot across from Willowick Cafe. The caller said the mother then went into the bar.

Officers found the boys’ mother inside the cafe and arrested her.

Police said the boys were OK and went home with other family members.

The woman faces child endangering charges and will appear in court June 11.