Pittsburgh police said an East Liberty woman left her four young children alone while she went to a bar because she said she was "stressed out."
Officers were called to an apartment on Hays Street shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday after an employee of the building found the children, ages 6, 4, 2 and 1 month, alone in their apartment.
According to a criminal complaint obtained by WPXI, the children's mother, 31-year-old Rosa Alvarado, arrived at the apartment about 25 minutes after police.
Officers said she was holding a can of beer and was "highly intoxicated," according to the criminal complaint.
Alvarado was taken into custody, and the complaint says she told officers, "I am stressed out and I went to the bar drinking."
Alvarado is facing charges of child endangerment and public drunkenness.
The children were placed in protective custody.
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