Couple forgot kids at Wal-mart after shoplifting

Couple forgot kids at Wal-mart after shoplifting

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Couple forgot kids at Wal-mart after shoplifting

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Associated Press

Posted on October 14, 2011 at 10:46 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 4 at 10:33 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Authorities say a couple shoplifted a cellphone and makeup from a Wal-mart, but forgot two children as they fled the store.

Police in Louisville, Ky., say 20-year-old Michael S. Kaufman took a cellphone and tried to take a tablet computer, destroying the attached display in the process. Police say 19-year-old Kelsey Grobmeier hid makeup under a baby car seat. When confronted, the couple fled, leaving a 3-year-old and 18-month-old behind in the store around 7 p.m. EDT Wednesday.

Police say Grobmeier returned to the store about an hour later to retrieve the children.

They were arrested Wednesday night on Cedar Springs Boulevard. Kaufman and Grobmeier are each charged with theft, criminal trespassing, endangering the welfare of a minor and tampering with physical evidence.

Court records do not indicate if they have attorneys.

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