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Children found living in N.J. storage unit

TRENTON, N.J. — Two children found living in a 5-by-10-foot unit at a storage facility had been staying there with their mother for about a month, authorities said Friday.

Their mother, Sheena Johnson, 27, was arrested Thursday in Trenton on allegations she slashed her ex-boyfriend’s tires. Police became suspicious when Johnson was evasive during questioning.

The woman told police she had two children, ages 5 and 10, and they were waiting for a bus with another person near a storage facility where she had rented a unit.

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An officer drove to the facility in nearby Ewing and demanded the locker be opened.

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The officer found the children, along with a bare mattress, garbage bags filled with clothes, a suitcase, and other items strewn in the locker.

Associated Press