CRESTVIEW — A 21-year-old Crestview woman who chased a man, leaving her young children alone and crying in the front yard of her home, was charged with child neglect.

Someone called 911 to report that her 2- and 3-year-old children were crying and standing near the road.

The caller said she’d seen the suspect arguing with a male who left her home. She followed him, according to her Crestview Police Department arrest report.

When the officer arrived, the children were asking for their mama, the report said. About 20 minutes after the officer arrived, the woman came home claiming that she’d been kicked in the face and punched several times.

She had no observable physical injuries.