LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police Wednesday said they arrested the mother of two young boys who were found wandering a busy street in South Los Angeles.
Police announced the arrest of Sidnicka Wilson, 32.
Authorities would only say Wilson was arrested in the Southland.
The boys, ages 2 and 3, were found by passerby Luis Rodriguez near Manchester and Stanford avenues around 9 a.m. Monday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
According to police, Wilson has a total of eight children, and six of them had been taken away from her for various reasons in the past.
The two small children live in an apartment complex in the 600 block of East 85th street.
“Inside the apartment, it was in deplorable conditions, not fit for a child,” LAPD Capt. Lillian Caranza said. “On further investigation, they were able to determine that the two children resided at this location, and that (for) the 3-year-old, it wasn’t the first time that he would wander into the liquor store to get a loaf of bread to feed himself and his sibling.”
Apart from a need for bathing and food, the toddlers did not have any visible injuries, authorities said.