Multi-Tasking Shoplifting Suspect Left 11-Year Old He Was Watching Behind At Walmart

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There simply aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done that you need to, right? Maybe that’s why a man who was keeping an eye on an acquaintance’s 11-year-old brought the boy with him to a Pennsylvania Walmart to pick up some tools. Police say that he walked out of the store without paying for the tools, leaving the boy behind.

Security confronted the man as he exited the store after loading his tools into plastic bags, and he ran for his car, driving off in a silver Ford. The kid was still in the store, though, and that didn’t seem to concern him very much.

Police found the child’s mother and had some questions for her about the incident, but she claimed not to know the name of the man she had left her son with. Police apparently didn’t believe this, and have labeled her “uncooperative.”

Her son was allowed to come home, but the police contacted youth and family services about the incident.

Suspected Shoplifter Flees Scene, Leaves Boy Behind In Montgomery County [CBS Philly]