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Phoenix woman arrested after trying to give baby away

PHOENIX — A woman was arrested at a Phoenix gas station Thursday on suspicion of attempting to give her baby away, police documents said.

Police were called to the AM/PM gas station at 2341 W. Bethany Home by the suspect, Rozenna Flores, and the gas station manager, who saw Flores standing with the 6-month-old in the sun for an extended period of time.

Flores told police she was in an argument with her ex-husband and had been living in a motel for about four days. She admitted to doing meth with her older children on Tuesday, but she said she smoked in another room away from the baby.

Flores told police she was not trying to sell the baby, as she knew it was illegal. When asked, Flores said that no one who would take her baby would harm the child.

Police said that Flores did not want to call them for help, as she knew she would be arrested for prior warrants.

Flores was charged with one count of child abuse.

The child was turned over to Child Protective Services.