HOUSTON -

A Houston woman is accused of leaving her son at a northwest side seafood restaurant on purpose.

Markita Johnson, 36, is charged with abandoning a child.

According to Houston police, Johnson was eating dinner at the Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen on FM 1960 on April 17 when she and her son, 14, got into an argument.

She told the teen he could go outside so she could finish eating, investigators say.

Police say Johnson left the restaurant after finishing eating without her son.

The teen waited around 30 minutes before calling police.

Johnson was due in court Monday to have an attorney assigned.