Parents who abandoned baby in Burger King arrested

December 7, 2011 8:03:59 AM PST
The mother and father of an infant found inside a Burger King in Queens were both arrested for staging the incident, claiming it was actually a child abandonment.

Police say the mother, 27-year-old Kimberly Brundidge, left the infant at the Burger King on Rockaway Boulevard. The father, 20-year-old Wesley Kendall, who works at the Burger King, called 911 claiming the child had been abandoned.

Detectives now believe it was a staged abandonment by the couple.

Kendall and Brundidge are charged with obstructing governmental administration and acting in a manner injurious to a child. Kendall is also charged with false reporting of an incident.

The child is in the custody of the Administration for Children's Services.

The infant, approximately 4 to 6 months old, was left in his seat.

He was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where doctors said he was in good condition.