Woman Accused of Taking Young Children Along on Burglary

(WTMJ) A Wisconsin mother has been arrested for breaking into a home with her three young children in tow.

Tanya Fawcett is behind bars for breaking into a Racine apartment with her three children, ages 11, 7 and 4 along.

The 11-year-old girl told police "her mother asked her to reach under furniture and unplug things." and that "she told her mother several times they should leave."

Police say Fawcett was drunk when she led her children up the stairs to the second floor apartment and threw a rock through a window to get in cutting herself on the glass.

In the police report the 11-year-old describes how "her mother lifted the 4-year-old through the broken window and then told her and her sister to get inside without getting cut."

The man who lives in the apartment came home while they were inside and called police.

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