A Florida mom who ditched her 1-year-old baby and escaped in the midst of an alleged theft at a Wal-Mart was apprehended the next night outside a dance club, according to reports.
Ocala police say they collared Allison Niemeyer, 19, along with her sister, Laura Niemeyer, 22, Saturday after the pair allegedly tried to steal from the store Friday afternoon.
As the scheme went awry, Allison Niemeyer’s son was left behind, and authorities went searching for both women on charges of felony child neglect and retail theft, according to The Gainesville Sun.
The women had allegedly stuffed items into the baby’s diaper bag — a bathing suit, men’s undershirts and four women’s shirts worth $57.12.
But as they tried to leave the store, a security guard called them back. That’s when police say the pair bolted. Allison Niemeyer took off immediately, leaving the baby with her sister, according to reports.
Laura Niemeyer soon broke free from the officer as well, but reportedly left behind the baby and the loot.
The women got away in a blue Ford Aerostar van that was waiting for them in the parking lot, police said. A tip, however, led police to find the women’s car at the Ocala Entertainment Complex on Saturday, The Sun reported. Police had the owner of the car paged, and when the sisters appeared outside, they were arrested.
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