UNNAMED DAD left his 8-month-old son in his minivan while he was shoplifting a video at Wal-Mart.
Man arrested after leaving baby in van to shoplift at Normal Walmart
By Pantagraph staff Posted: Monday, July 27, 2009 12:00 am
NORMAL -- Normal police arrested a 20-year-old Bloomington man who allegedly left his 8-month-old son in a minivan in order to enter a Wal-Mart store to shoplift, said Normal police Lt. Eric Klingele.
The child was left unattended Saturday in a child safety seat for an unknown period of time while his father attempted to steal a video from the Wal-Mart Supercenter, 300 Greenbriar Drive, Klingele said.
The man, who was arrested shortly before 3 p.m., faces preliminary charges of endangering the life or health of a child and retail theft.
The child suffered no injuries or heatstroke, Klingele said.
The Pantagraph does not name suspects until charges are filed by the state's attorney's office.