The father of two children aged two and three found wandering alone on an Eilat street early Sunday morning arrived at the city's police station, Army Radio reported.
The man, a 37-year-old immigrant from Argentina, turned himself in while smelling heavily of alcohol. According to the man, he had fallen asleep and failed to notice that the toddlers had left the house. He identified their disappearance only upon waking up.
The man was detained for investigation on suspicion of neglecting helpless minors.