Shoplifting couple leaves baby behind

Posted by Charles Gazaway - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville man and woman are facing charges after police say they shoplifted and then left their nine month old child in a shopping cart. According to the police report, it happened around 6 p.m. Jan. 3 at the Walmart off Westport Road near the Snyder Freeway,

Amy Kapetanious and Daniel Shelton were seen by an officer concealing merchandise in a diaper bag and purse and around their nine-month-old. When an officer approached the couple, they took off and left the baby behind. Police say woman tried to return to the store to get the baby after changing clothes.

The couple was arrested not far from the store and the merchandise,  worth nearly $1,300, was recovered.

Child Protective Services was contacted and the baby was released to a family member.

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