Elyria mom leaves young kids home alone to party at bar

ELYRIA, OH (WOIO) - Police say a 27-year-old mother left her young children home alone while she went to a bar and got drunk.

Monica Ashby is charged with endangering children and resisting arrest.

Ashby is an Elyria resident, but left her children alone to go to a North Ridgeville watering hole.

While at the bar, she told a bartender that her one and two-year-old were home alone.

The Crissy's Place bartender immediately called police.

When police went to the apartment, they found the youngsters asleep on a mattress in the living room.

Ashby is locked up at the Lorain County Jail. Her children are in the custody of a relative.

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