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Naked mom found eating ice cream, after leaving children in crashed car

Posted at 6:40 AM, Jul 10, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-10 07:32:13-04

HOUSTON, TX (KPRC) — A woman in Texas is faces child endangerment charges after police say she left her children following a wreck, only to allegedly walk to a nearby drug store where police said she was found naked and eating ice cream.

Stephanie Dillard, 34, is charged with child endangerment after police say her car collided with a Houston bus in June.  The Texas mom’s three children, ages 5, 12 and 16, were in the car when the collision occurred.  Officials say all three suffered minor injuries.  The 5-year-old had a large gash over one eye, officials said.

Police told KPRC-TV in Houston, instead of waiting around after the wreck, Dillard got out the car in the middle of the road and walked away, leaving the children alone at the scene.  She allegedly walked to a nearby CVS drug store and started taking off her clothes as she ate ice cream.

Following the incident, the children were released to the custody of a grandmother.  Investigators said Dillard put up a fight as they tried arresting her.

Police said they have not yet figured out what caused Dillard’s strange behavior.

The Texas mom is being held in the Harris County Jail with bond set at $2,000 for endangering a child, and $5,000 bond for accident involving injury or death.