Police: Parents Took Their 7 Kids Along For Toys ‘R’ Us Shoplifting Spree

It’s bad enough to go around taking things off store shelves and then not paying for them, but bringing along all seven of your children to help you shoplift is a whole new level of bad consumering. Yes, consumering.

Police in Tampa are looking for a family including seven children between the ages of 3 and 13 that were involved in the alleged shoplifting incident at the end of October, reports CBS Tampa.

Security cameras caught the family making their way to the store’s display of tablets, where police think two of the kids were instructed by their parents to disable the security devices on the tablets.

It appears the children’s alleged efforts were successful on two tablets, which is when police say the parents took the devices and walked out with the kids in tow.

All told about $300 worth of merchandise was lifted, but this heist isn’t about a store losing valuable merchandise so much as it’s about parents teaching their kids early on how to game the system. Spending quality time with your family is one thing, but if it’s spent boosting merchandise there’s no quality to that.

Police: Parents Go On Shoplifting Crime Spree With 7 Children [CBS Tampa]

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  1. CzarChasm says:

    Why? Because Florida, that’s why.

  2. CommonC3nts says:

    This is just how ghetto people are and that is how they raise their kids.

    • econobikerredux says:

      Ditto that.
      I was at a small quick-mart gas station and witnessed a family enter and pay for gas plus a few items and also shoplift some other small items like candy, for the younger children.

  3. FusioptimaSX says:

    They stopped using paper slips? Please forgive me as I had assumed all Toys-R-Us’s had closed since the year is 2013.