Vero PD: Woman abandons child in restaurant.
Vero Beach police officers responded to Kountry Kitchen on June 17th. This was in reference to an abandoned child. The officer made contact with a couple at the restaurant. They stated that a white female approached them as they were exiting the establishment. The couple said that the female was carrying a small child, approximately 2 years of age. Then, the female tried to get the couple to take the child from her. She stated “I can’t do it!” She placed the child down on the ground in front of the couple, got into a black truck and left the parking lot.
Vero Beach police officers were able to identify the vehicle and obtain an address for the female in question. VBPD detectives made contact with the female, identified as Amber Warner, at her residence. Amber Warner was placed under arrest for Unlawful Desertion of a Child. Warner was also charged with Resisting Arrest Without Violence for resisting the arresting officer during transport.
Warner’s 2 year old son appeared to be in relatively good health. He was released to the custody of Department of Children and Families.