Annette Sorensen，母亲，声称她被逮捕离开她的婴儿是不合理的和不合理的。她认为，这是把孩子留守在外面的餐馆在丹麦，婴儿车，她能照看她的女儿通过餐馆的窗口正常自定义（Kragh Muller 17-27）。在审讯过程中，她被问及她的精神状态，即她是否受酒精的影响，导致遗弃孩子。
在审判期间，丹麦海关的问题一直回荡。索伦森的律师说，Michael Q. Carey提到，这是一个文化上的问题和试验暗示仇外（Kragh Muller 17-27）。他还向法庭提供了证据，说明在一年内发生了数千起这样的案件，这仅仅是一个文化差异的问题。
Several incidences of conflicts take place among individuals that are a result of the differences in the cultural beliefs and values among the individuals. One of such incidents is a Danish Mother’s claim of false arrest by New York City police after leaving her baby in a stroller outside a restaurant(Skold 5-23). This is a case of a Danish mother who reportedly left her daughter on a sidewalk right outside the restaurant that she went inside for a drink for which it was arrested by the New York City who claim that they had acted in good faith.
Annette Sorensen, the mother, claims that her arrest for leaving her baby was unjustified and unreasonable. She argues that it is a normal custom to leave children unattended in strollers outside restaurants back in Denmark and that she was able to keep an eye on her daughter through the restaurant’s window(Kragh-Muller 17-27). During the trial she was questioned regarding her state of mind i.e. whether she was under the influence of alcohol, resulting in abandonment of the child.
New York City police defended itself by saying that they had acted in good will that night and were trying to protect the life of 14 month old child. The police officer argues that anything could have happened to the child since they had been in a busy area of Manhattan and that any vehicle could have hoped the curb(Skold 5-23). However, the officers failed to inform Ms. Sorensen that she had the right to ask for assistance from the Danish consulate. For this reason she was compensated with $6,400 however still was subjected to a trial regarding the case. The mother was indicted for endangerment of child however the charges were dismissed.
During the trial, the subject of Danish customs had reverberated. Ms. Sorensen’s lawyer, Michael Q. Carey mentioned that it was a question of culture and the trials hinted of xenophobia(Kragh-Muller 17-27). He also offered the court with evidence explaining that thousands of such cases have taken place over a period of just one year and that this was simply a matter of cultural difference.