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Mother left her four kids, aged six to 12, at home alone with a GUN and went on a sightseeing vacation to Germany with a friend for ELEVEN DAYS

Mom left four kids at home while she went to Germany

  • Johnston, Iowa police say a local mother left her four kids, ages six to 12, home alone on September 20 while she took a trip to Germany
  • Police received a tip about the unsupervised children a day after Erin Lee Macke, 30, left the country 
  • When they conducted a welfare check on the house, they found the kids alone and an unloaded handgun left on top of the dresser in the master bedroom
  • Police called Macke in Germany, and she admitted that she left her kids alone when all of her babysitters fell through 
  • She said she didn't plan to return until October 1 
  • Police ordered her to come home, but she only cut her trip short four days  
  • She was taken into custody after returning to the U.S. Wednesday night  
  • Macke now faces four counts of child endangerment and one count of making a firearm available to a person under the age of 21
  • Her eldest children, 12-year-old twins, are with unspecified family members while her younger daughters, six and seven, are with their dad 
  • Public records show she divorced a Matthew Macke in 2013  

Erin Lee Macke, 30, was arrested on Thursday for leaving her four young children home alone while she flew to Germany for an 11-day trip 

Erin Lee Macke, 30, was arrested on Thursday for leaving her four young children home alone while she flew to Germany for an 11-day trip 

Four Iowa children found themselves in a real-life Home Alone scenario last week when their mother left them to their own devices to take an 11-day trip to Germany.  

Police in Johnston, Iowa conducted a welfare check on Erin Lee Macke's house on September 21 after receiving a tip that her kids - 12-year-old twins (a boy and a girl), a seven-year-old girl and a six-year-old girl - were left alone. 

They found that not only had the children been left alone, but that they had been left alone with a gun out in the open.

According to the criminal complaint, Macke left an unloaded Glock 9MM handgun on top of her dresser, next to two magazines - one fully loaded and one partially loaded.

The children told police that their mom had left for Germany the day before, and didn't plan to return until October 1. 

When police called Macke abroad, she said that all of her babysitters fell through so she decided to leave the kids home alone. 

Macke posted several photos to Instagram from her trip to Germany, including this photo of herself smiling and throwing her hands up in front of the Danube River in Bavaria 

Macke posted several photos to Instagram from her trip to Germany, including this photo of herself smiling and throwing her hands up in front of the Danube River in Bavaria 

Macke's four children are pictured above on the first day of school in August. Her 12-year-old twins are on the left, and her seven- and six-year-old daughters are on the right =

Macke's four children are pictured above on the first day of school in August. Her 12-year-old twins are on the left, and her seven- and six-year-old daughters are on the right =

Macke is pictured above during her first court appearance on Thursday, when she was ordered held in lieu of $9,000 bail 

Macke is pictured above during her first court appearance on Thursday, when she was ordered held in lieu of $9,000 bail 

'Investigators confirmed that Macke had made no arrangements to provide adult supervision or care for the children while she was away,' the police department said. 

Police told Macke that was unacceptable and ordered her to return home immediately. 

But she only cut her trip short by four days, returning to the U.S. Wednesday night. She was arrested Thursday morning and charged with four counts of child endangerment and one count of making a firearm available to a person under the age of 21. 

In Iowa, if a child is not injured or killed due to child endangerment, it's an aggravated misdemeanor with a sentence of up to two years in jail or one year in jail and a fine between $625 and $6,250. The gun charge is a serious misdemeanor with up to a year in jail time and a fine between $315 and $1,875.  

'I’ve never heard of anything like this before,' Johnston Police Lt. Tyler Tompkins told KCCI. '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.'

It's unclear why Macke traveled to Germany, but the end of September is a popular time to visit the European country since it's when the annual Oktoberfest festival takes place in Munich, the capital city of the Bavaria region. This year's Oktoberfest, a two-week beer festival, began September 16 and ends October 3.  

Photos posted on Macke's Instagram last week show her touring Bavaria with a girl friend and a baby. 

It's unclear why Macke visited Germany, but her photos suggest that her trip was purely recreational. She's seen above with a girl friend outside of the Walhalla Memorial in Bavaria

It's unclear why Macke visited Germany, but her photos suggest that her trip was purely recreational. She's seen above with a girl friend outside of the Walhalla Memorial in Bavaria

The end of September is a popular time to visit Germany, since it's when Oktoberfest takes place. It's unclear if Macke planned to attend the beer festival, but it's likely since she was traveling around Bavaria and Oktoberfest takes place in the Bavarian capital of Munich. Above, a picture that Macke took of a field of hops - an important ingredient in beer 

The end of September is a popular time to visit Germany, since it's when Oktoberfest takes place. It's unclear if Macke planned to attend the beer festival, but it's likely since she was traveling around Bavaria and Oktoberfest takes place in the Bavarian capital of Munich. Above, a picture that Macke took of a field of hops - an important ingredient in beer 

 Macke took a picture of her meet of bratwurst during her first day in Germany 

 Macke took a picture of her meet of bratwurst during her first day in Germany 

The pictures show they visited the Walhalla Memorial and Regensburg Cathedral, ate bratwurst and saw fields of hops - an important ingredient in beer. 

In one photo, Macke poses next to the Danube River, throwing her hands up in the air and smiling. That picture was posted on Tuesday, five days after police found her abandoned children.  

Iowa Department of Human Services took custody of her children, and they have since been placed with extended family members. The two eldest children are with unspecified family members while the two younger children are with their father. 

Public records indicate that Macke filed for divorce from her ex, Matthew, in 2013.  

Macke is being held in lieu of $9,000 bail at the Polk County Jail.

A judge ordered Macke not to contact her children. She is due back in court on October 9. 

In May, Macke competed in a bikini competition, according to a post on her Instagram

In May, Macke competed in a bikini competition, according to a post on her Instagram

Above, another picture of Macke from the competition, posing with her eldest daughter

Above, another picture of Macke from the competition, posing with her eldest daughter

In court on Thursday, Macke was ordered not to have contact with her children

Macke pictured above with her twoolest children, 12-year-old twins, above

Macke pictured above with her twoolest children, 12-year-old twins, above

Macke pictured above with her two youngest daughters above 

Macke pictured above with her two youngest daughters above 


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Comment by Cee Gee on October 2, 2017 at 10:47am

What is wrong with people? I know this chick had to know that leaving her 4 children home alone to go out of the country was wrong....no way could she think that that was an okay thing to do!

Comment by Mr. Johnson on October 2, 2017 at 6:42am
She devil
Comment by GospelPan on October 1, 2017 at 9:23pm
What madness is this?
Comment by Amanda G on October 1, 2017 at 4:24pm
Wow
Comment by Al3x on September 30, 2017 at 11:21am
Lmfao

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