eft her four kids home alone with gun to go on 11 day holiday when babysitting options fell through'A mother left her fo
ur children home alone with a gun while she went on holiday to for 11 days, according to police. Erin Lee Macke, 30, is charged with four counts of child endangerment after she allegedly left her 12-year-old twins and
her other children, aged seven and six, because her babysitting options fell through. Shes also charged with handing over a pistol to a person under 21, after reportedly leaving them with a weapon before she boarded her flight from the US to Germany. Erin Lee Macke is charged with four counts of child abandonment after leaving her kids to go on
holiday (Image: Polk County S
heriffs Office) Macke posted this on social media at the Danube River, saying Germany, Day One (Image: erinmacke1/Instagram) Macke shared pictures of her trip on Instagram while she was away, including one of her posing in front of the Danube River in Bavaria. Other snaps included traditional German food. Police said they had contacted Macke on September 21 but she told them she was going to be away until October 1, according to DailyMail.com. However, she returned before that and was arrested on Thursday. She is being held on a $9,000 (6,700) bond and has been told not to contact her kids (Image: KCCI8) Read MoreRelated ArticlesFour-week-old baby abandoned in car seat on side of road was found with 4,000, birth certificate and social security card According to KCCI, police had a tip-off, attended the house and were told by the children their mother had left them and left the country. Lt. Tyler Tompkins, a police officer in the county, said: I’ve never heard of anything like this before. We have situations where parents go next door or parents may go out for the night, and while that’s not advisable either depending on the age of the children, obviously leaving the country is a totally different situation. This, where a parent has left the country and left the kids home alone, I’ve never heard of it before. Macke shared pictures from the first day of her trip on Instagram, including her dinner (Image: erinmacke1/Instagram) Read MoreRelated ArticlesHeartbroken mum of two five-month-old triplets who died in tragic accident speaks for the first time The younger children are now with their father and the twins are with family, according to KCCI. She has been ordered not to have contact with her chlidren and is due to return to court on October 9. The mother-of-four is being held in custody on a $9,000 (6,700) bond.