An Iowa City, Iowa woman was arrested after she left her 5-year-old son alone while she visited friends. Heather Rowan was arrested at about 1:30 am Sunday on charges of child neglect and abandonment.
Authorities said they found her son outside of their home, alone and crying. They were unable to locate a parent or guardian. The child was taken to the police station and a note was left for his mother, who contacted police about an hour later. Police said Rowan left her house while her son was asleep. The Iowa Department of Human Services has taken custody of the boy.