Police in Glastonbury arrested a woman for leaving her young children home alone.
According to officers, 27-year-old Michelle Montgomery frequently left the 5-year-old boy and 7-year-old daughter home alone.
Officers were at the home last Thursday when Montgomery returned.
"It's shocking. I can't, me as a mother, I can't leave my kids by themselves. It's just not right," said Jessica Amaro, a neighbor.
Amaro is Montogomery's neighbor and has four children. She said this wasn't the first time Montgomery left the boy alone.
"Personally, I had my daughter outside and sent her a text saying 'you need to get home because your kids are home,' and she came," Amaro said.
Montgomery was charged with risk of injury and given a $10,000 non-surety bond.
She's due in court on May 2.
The Department of Children and Families was notified and transported the children in the home to a relative's house.