Mom tells police she left young child at home to work

Mug shot of Alejandra Merjil She was charged with abandon endanger of a child.

El Paso police arrested a woman accused of leaving her child alone to go to work, said police.

Alejandra Merjil, 27, was booked into the El Paso County Jail on Thursday.

Police responded and found a 5-year-old girl who was looking for her mother within an apartment complex around 3:40 a.m.

Moments later Merjil arrived and told officers she had been at work and left her daughter alone inside her apartment.

She was charged with abandoning her child and endangering her life. Her bond was set at $1,500.

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