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NC mom left 6 kids home alone without water, returned home drunk

Posted July 21, 2018 7:18 p.m. EDT

— Police said a Shelby mom left her six kids at home without running water while she went out to get drunk.

A police report stated the mother of 32-year-old Dawana Lee contacted officers about the welfare of her grandchildren. Angela Jarrett said she received a text from the oldest, telling her Lee had left them by themselves Monday night, according to police.

"And they don't have any water, anything. I need help!" Lee told the 911 dispatcher.

Officers said when they got there, five of the children were inside the home in the 2000 block of Green Oak Drive, and the sixth child was across the street.

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