By CBS13 Staff

OAKDALE (CBS13) — A woman was arrested for child endangerment after her 5-year-old daughter, who was left at home with her older brother, got a zip tie stuck around her neck, the Oakdale Police Department said on Tuesday.

Lavinia McClendon, 37, was also found to have a loaded gun, several grams of meth and nearly $800 in her vehicle, authorities said.

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Officers were called to the family’s home on 10th Avenue just after 4:30 a.m. The daughter, who is on the autism spectrum, was taken to the hospital to have the zip tie removed, police said.

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Oakdale police said McClendon told her daughter and her 16-year-old son she was leaving, but she did not tell them where she was going or leave them with a phone number to contact her. The son was reportedly left without a functioning cell phone, which only had the ability to call 9-1-1.

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Both children were turned over to Child Protective Services.