MCDONALD (KDKA) — A woman is facing charges after she allegedly left her children on the side of the road in McDonald.
Just after noon on Jan. 22, officers were flagged down in the area of Route 980 and Millers Run Road by two juveniles, ages 14 and 15.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police Officer Richard Howe Dies Of COVID-19 Complications, City Says
They told police that their mother, Jennifer Saucier, 41, was acting extremely odd.
According to the kids, after the family left church in Cecil Township, Saucier reportedly began hysterically crying, staring off into the distance and turning the radio volume way up.
When the vehicle reached the intersection of Route 980 and Millers Run Road, two of the children, fearing for their safety, jumped out of the car.READ MORE: Pa. Supreme Court Says Gun Rights Groups Can Sue Municipalities That Enact Gun Safety Laws In Violation Of State's Preemption Laws
Saucier sped off with another child, 10-years-old, still in the car.
Officers attempted to call the woman’s phone, but she would not pick up.
Officers took the children on the side of the road to the police station, where their father picked them up.
Saucier’s phone was tracked to Bridgeport, Ohio, where police found her and her child.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Tornado Warnings Issued For Multiple Local Counties, Including Allegheny And Washington Counties
The mother faces two counts each of endangering the welfare of children and reckless endangerment.