PHOENIX (May 17, 2013)—Rozenna Luna, 36, was facing a child abuse charge Friday after police say she tried to give her baby to strangers outside a Phoenix convenience store.
Police spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson says officers were sent to the store Wednesday evening to check on Luna and her 6-month-old daughter.
Witnesses told officers that Luna was asking strangers if they wanted a free child.
Police say Luna had been drinking and smoking methamphetamine and had made no attempt to contact any safe haven locations, government agencies or family members for help.
Luna ended up calling police herself.
They say she knew she would be taken to jail on outstanding misdemeanor warrants and would not have to take care of her daughter.
The baby was placed in state custody.