Video of two sisters who reportedly abandoned a baby during a botched shoplifting attempt was released Monday by the Ocala Police Department.
Allison Niemeyer, 19, is seen in the video pushing a cart toward the exit of the Walmart at 4980 E. Silver Springs Blvd. on Friday. Her sister, Laura Niemeyer, 22, is walking next to her. Allison's son, 1, is riding in the child seat of the cart.As the women prepare to exit, a Walmart employee tries to stop them from leaving. Allison immediately bolts out the exit and is later seen running across the parking lot toward her car. The Walmart employee is then seen trying to keep Laura Niemeyer at the scene, but she eventually walks away and heads in the same direction as her sister.The child is left behind.
The women were arrested late Saturday when they were spotted at a local dance club. Each sister was charged with felony child neglect and retail theft. Allison Niemeyer also was charged with violation of probation, and her sister was charged with resisting a merchant.Allison Niemeyer is serving probation on house arrest until 2021 in connection with a home invasion robbery with a firearm. She was pregnant when the 2010 crime was committed, authorities said.Allison Niemeyer was being held late Monday without bond. Laura Niemeyer was being held in lieu of an $11,500 bond.
The child was placed in the custody of the Department of Children and Families on Friday.
In: Regional News
Tags: mommy dearest, parenting fail, theives, theft, caught on tape, shoplifing, child, left behind
Location: Ocala, Florida, United States (load item map)
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