WEST PALM BEACH, FL - A woman who used to live in Arizona is accused of abandoning her children after a night of heavy drinking.
CNN reports that 28-year-old Amanda Marsh and her boyfriend, Perry Buesking, 44, were drunk enough they were asked to leave a West Palm Beach restaurant.
Curtis Peery, Director of Operations of BB King's Restaurant and Blues Club said a cab was called for the couple and after they left Marsh's children came back asking where they were.
"At that time we had realized that the parents had sent the two kids to the movie theater by themselves with no supervision, left before they got out of the movies, and the poor kids came back over here looking for their parents and their parents were gone," Peery said.
An employee found Marsh and Buesking in a nearby parking garage where Marsh allegedly said 'no' when asked if the children, ages 7 and 10, were hers.
West Palm Beach police say Marsh was combative and swore at officers and Buesking tried to walk away during the arrest.
The boys were taken into protective custody.
According to the Palm Beach Post , the children told police they had been living in a van or motels since October when they were taken out of school in Arizona. Marsh and Buesking had apparently sold their property and been on a road trip since then.
Both Marsh and Buesking are charged with child neglect, disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer, CNN reports.