LAKE MARY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - A Florida woman is being charged with child neglect after deputies say she left her three young children home alone while she took a trip to California.
A Seminole County Sheriff's Office report says 29-year-old Naiele Santa Ana Olivas was arrested Thursday.
Deputies say the mother didn't make arrangements for someone took look after her children - ages 11, 9 and 8 - and put the 11-year-old in charge. Deputies say Olivas left on her trip last month and had planned to be gone more than a week.
"The little girl I see with the dog, she took the dog out there and that was it," said Rocco Pisani, who lives next door.
Olivas was in the Seminole County Jail on Friday and couldn't be reached for comment. She was being held on $15,000 bail.