Police arrested Stephanie Dillard, 34, on suspicion of child endangerment after she allegedly crashed her car into a city bus, Houston's KPRC-TV reports.
Dillard's 5-, 12-, and 16-year-old children were along for the ride when the crash happened. But for some reason, Dillard got out of her smashed-up car and walked away from the scene, leaving her kids all alone.
When police arrived at the crash site, they found Dillard's three children a bit shaken from the crash. The 5-year-old had suffered a cut over one eye.
The kids' mother seems to have suffered something else, but police aren't sure what. Officers found Stephanie Dillard at a nearby CVS/pharmacy drugstore, where she was eating ice cream. She had also stripped naked. (After all, it was 93 degrees that day in Houston, New York's WNBC-TV helpfully points out.)
When police tried to arrest Dillard, she allegedly put up a fight. She is now in jail, with bail set at $2,000, KPRC reports. Her children are now in their grandmother's custody.
The cause of Stephanie Dillard's breakdown isn't yet known. But in some states, if a sudden medical emergency like a stroke causes an accident, the driver generally can't be held liable for the crash. However, that's not the case if a driver knew of her condition and failed to take proper medication.
Some online commentators are also speculating about the possible use of drugs like bath salts, which can raise a person's body temperature. "I'm glad she ate ice cream and not someone's face," one person wrote on WNBC's website.