WINTER GARDEN, Fla. (WESH) — Drivers in Winter Garden told police they had to swerve to avoid hitting a child in a stroller as their mother was laughing after shoving it into traffic.
Police said Laronda Pressley, 28, repeatedly pushed a baby in a stroller into oncoming traffic during rush hour.
According to a criminal complaint, the incident happened in June, close to 5 p.m.
One witness told investigators, “Laronda looked in his direction laughing as she pushed her stroller with her infant in front of his moving vehicle.”
That same driver said he had to take evasive action then saw her push the stroller into traffic again.
Another described a similar scene, saying Pressley “would let go of the baby stroller without having her hands on it as it rolled into traffic.”
Others told police drivers were swerving around her and honking but Pressley seemed to be laughing.
Officers found Pressley near the intersection and say the child was not hurt but in the stroller, they also found two cans of unopened cans of Natural Ice beer, a pack of cigarettes, and a plastic jar with coins in it.
Pressley was arrested for child abuse and attempted murder.