05/14/2016 01:32 EDT | Updated 05/14/2016 01:59 EDT

U.S. Mom Leaves Kids Home Alone To Attend Zumba Class, Now Facing Two Years In Prison

An Austin, Texas mom could be in serious trouble after allegedly leaving her two young children at home while she attended a Zumba class nearby.

Gisela Sanchez-Flores, 33, took the 18-month-old she was babysitting with her, according to ABC 13, but her own two-year-old and 18-month-old were asleep when she left for the hour-long class.

Before she could return, the kids woke up and one of them wandered into the neighbourhood.

A neighbour noticed and grabbed him up from the streets, then called 911. Soon after when police arrived, the boy was sobbing and asking about his mother, according to an affidavit, the Austin Statesman writes.

Based on court documents, their mom made it to the class less than a kilometre away at about 8:40 a.m. and returned home around 9:45 a.m., where police was waiting for her, My San Antonio reports.

Sanchez-Flores is now facing a maximum of two years in prison for abandoning a child with intent to return.

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