In Brownsville a young mother is behind bars facing child abandonment charges.

According to police, 24-year-old Cristina Gonzalez was detained after leaving her 5-year-old son inside the vehicle unattended.

Gonzalez told officers she did not know her son was missing because she was washing dishes.

The woman was charged with abandonment/endangerment of a child with imminent danger and given a $25,000 bond.