Louisiana Police: Girlfriend’s Daughter Left Behind by Thief

January 3, 2012

Police say a 21-year-old man was arrested after he reportedly stole a $300 television set from a store and fled, leaving his girlfriend’s 9-year-old daughter behind.

The Advocate reports that Adrian Churchill was booked Saturday with one count of shoplifting, one count of child abandonment and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a child, Gonzales Police Detective Sgt. Steve Nethken said.

Nethken said police received a call Friday from a Gonzales merchant reporting that someone had just stolen a television set but left a child behind.

Officers arrived to find the child in the store, alone, frightened and being attended to by store employees, Nethken said.

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