A Florida mom was charged for not only attempting to steal from a store, but for also using her baby to block the cops from arresting her.
Shanika Mathieu, 27 was trying to steal some baby shoes from Bealls store in Florida last Friday, when she was caught by loss prevention officers.
The local staff spotted the woman with the $34 shoes in her purse. When the police were called to the scene, Mathieu attempted to use her baby to thwart the cops and escape custody. Sources told a local paper that the mom was trying to use her baby as a “shield” against the authorities.
The mom was arrested and charged with larceny, battery, shoplifting, and cruelty towards a child.
The child is currently under the custody of a caregiver.