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

(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.

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Jul 24, 2012 5:10 AM CDT
Jul 24, 2012 5:09 AM CDT
This is her facebook profile - just from her posts I don't know why she isn't a mother of the year candidate...
Jul 23, 2012 9:43 PM CDT
Whoa..except for the abandoning the baby part, this sounds so familiar. Many years ago my two sisters went to a Walmart and my youngest sister had her baby with her. The youngest stole clothes and put them in the diaper bag, but my other sister was busy shopping and did not notice. When they tried to leave, my youngest sister was arrested for shoplifting. My other sister (very shocked and upset) had to take our niece to her house to take care of her. The shoplifting sister spent the night in jail but she cried in court and got sympathy from the judge, who told her she had to take a bus back home and never set foot in any Walmart in that particular state again.