MASSAPEQUA - ? A Massapequa mom is accused of leaving her two young children home alone. Cops say Melissa Garcia left her 6-year-old and 1-year-old by themselves at their Massapequa home last night. Garcia?s landlady called police when she saw her kids unattended outside the house.

According to officials, Garcia was arrested about 15 minutes after she returned home for endangering the welfare of her children. She says she was searching for her husband.

Child protective services is now investigating the incident. Meanwhile, the children are temporarily staying with their grandparents.