Three Toddlers Left Home Alone Discovered After 5-Year-Old Calls 911 for ‘Help Watching YouTube’; Mom Charged With Child Endangerment

Natalee Kahl
Natalee Kahl

An Iowa woman who left her three small children home alone late Thursday night was arrested on endangerment charges after one of the children called 911 to report that “her mom and dad left and she needed help watching YouTube,” according to court filings.

Investigators charge that Natalee Kahl, 23, left the children–ages five, three, and one–alone around 10 PM in the family’s apartment in Coralville, an Iowa City suburb.

Police were dispatched to the residence after one of the children called 911 to report that she needed help watching videos online. Cops estimated that Kahl left the children by themselves for about 40 minutes.

Seen above, Kahl returned to the home while officers were inside the residence with her children. Kahl reportedly “admitted to leaving the house to go get her boyfriend from a neighbor’s house” and that her offspring “would not be able to take care of themselves” in case of an emergency.

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SOURCE: The Smoking Gun