Piqua woman leaves children home alone to go to Taco Bell, report says

PIQUA — A Piqua woman is facing child endangering charges after she told police her children were left home alone, so she could go get food from Taco Bell.

Morgan Collier was arrested by Piqua Police this morning, an hour after police first discovered a child in a crib and a child sleeping in bed alone at her house, a police report read.

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Officers responded to the house around 1 a.m.

“Morgan stated that she had no food and was hungry so she decided to go with a friend to Taco Bell,” the report read. “Morgan advised that she was only gone a few minutes but I advised her that we had been at the home for nearly an hour.”

When officers first got to the house the door was unlocked, the report read.

“Inside I could see the television was on playing cartoons and there was a car seat and children’s clothes and toys scattered throughout the room,” an officer wrote in the report.

After being told to check on the welfare of the children, police entered the home and found the children left home alone.

Collier was ordered to appear in court later this month and was released.

Miami County Children’s Services was contacted about the case and the children were released to a family member.

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