Jackie Conners, a server at Gusano’s Pizzeria in Conway, Arkansas, observed customer Tasha Adams consuming several alcoholic drinks while breast feeding her 7 month old infant at the restaurant last Wednesday. Concerned about the well-being of the child, she called police to report the woman.
Adams was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a minor. She says that the whole thing is being taken out of context and is being, “all blown out of proportion.” She says that she would like to tell her side of the story but that she cannot talk about it because her attorney advised her not to talk while the case is pending.
Conners was fired from her job two days later, she says it was for taking the situation into her own hands. The manager of the restaurant denies that she was fired because of the phone call but refused to say why she was fired if not for that.
Conners said, “Me, being a mom, and just seeing something like that and seeing a baby that can’t speak for itself, having a parent do something like that is just unacceptable.”
There is no proof that the restaurant fired Conners for making the call, though it does seem a bit too coincidental that she should be fired a mere two days later, especially considering that the manager refuses to give another reason.
Adams’ insistence that she has done nothing wrong seems to be unsustainable since medical advice is that no woman should consume any amount of alcohol while breast feeding. Her claim that it is being blown out of proportion seems to be at odds with the medical community.
Police said that the infant was released to the custody of family members and that Adams is due to appear in court on the charges in January.