Police found children home alone watching 'Home Alone' and now their mother faces neglect charges

Their mother was arrested on charges of neglect.

The parents in the movie "Home Alone" may have faced a very different outcome in reality for leaving their child to fend for himself.

A mother in Indiana is facing neglect charges after her two young children were found home alone -- and watching the classic Christmas movie, "Home Alone," police said.

Police received an anonymous tip on Tuesday that two children were left unattended at a residence in Muncie, Indiana. The investigating officer found a 7-year-old boy and his 4-year-old brother inside the home with no adults, according to the arrest affidavit.

Police told ABC Indianapolis affiliate WRTV that the boys happened to be watching "Home Alone," a 1990 film about the adventures of a mischievous 8-year-old who is accidentally left behind when his family takes a trip to Paris for Christmas.

But the boys in Muncie weren't left home by mistake, police said.

Their mother, 25-year-old Taylor Joann Cumings, was contacted at her place of work and told police she had to leave the youngsters alone because couldn't find a babysitter. She said she had done so "previously but rarely," according to the arrest affidavit.

Cumings was arrested Tuesday afternoon on two felony charges of neglect of a dependent. She remained jailed Wednesday in Delaware County on $10,000 bond, police said.

The boys were placed under care of their aunt, according to WRTV.