Whoops: Shoplifting Mom, Aunt Flee Cops, Ditch Baby

Allison Niemeyer accused of leaving son at Walmart after robbery attempt

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 23, 2012 11:56 AM CDT

(Newser) – Allison Niemeyer's first bad decision was allegedly plotting to rob a Walmart. Her second bad decision was bringing her baby along. But the third was truly the charm: Seems the Florida 19-year-old and her sister, 22, are accused of stuffing some clothes into the infant's diaper bag Friday, Central Florida News reports. Upon exiting the store, the sisters were asked to return by a loss prevention officer—and police say Niemeyer ran away, leaving her son with her sister.

Then her sister, too, allegedly fled, leaving the boy—and the $57.12 worth of merchandise. The sisters were picked up by a getaway van, but were later arrested at a dance club, the Gainesville Sun reports. Niemeyer was already on house arrest until 2021 because of a home invasion robbery involving a gun, which happened while she was pregnant. Niemeyer's baby is with the Department of Children and Families. Hat tip to the Huffington Post for the find.

Exterior of Walmart in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008.
Exterior of Walmart in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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