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Mom Arrested For Allegedly Setting Car On Fire With Her Kids Inside

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A woman in Texas was arrested after witnesses said she set her car on fire with her three children inside.

The woman reportedly was at a car wash when she started revving her engine until it caught on fire in Houston, Texas, Sunday night. Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva said the woman stayed in the car as it caught on fire, WHDH 7 news reported.

The mother said “we’re going to see Jesus” while the fire started building, according to witnesses. That’s when the witnesses reportedly pulled the three children out of the car. The children were ages 9, 11 and 13.

After the incident, the mother left the scene on foot with her three kids but was stopped and arrested by a Harris County deputy officer.

The mother was charged with three counts of aggravated assault on a family member and a mental health evaluation is pending, Fox news reported.

Her three children are staying with family members while the mother remains in custody.

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