An Ohio woman’s attempt to sneak out the fire escape of a Dollar General store with $100 in shoplifted merchandise didn’t go quite as planned, police said.
First, the fire alarm went off on Tuesday as 36-year-old Mary Waguespack opened up the fire escape door at the Alliance, Ohio shop, WOIO reports.
But that was likely the least of Waguespack’s worries, the TV station reports. As the fire alarm was going off just after 8 p.m., the woman’s 1-year-old child — who Waguespack had left “unattended and unclothed” in the dollar store bathroom during her shoplifting excursion, according to police — managed to get out of the restroom where the little girl had been left.
So just as Waguespack was desperately trying to escape the store with her ill-gotten bounty, her naked toddler started streaking “from the restroom and around the store, before being corralled by her mother,” according to a police report reviewed by the Canton Repository.
Once the woman’s estranged husband arrived to pick up the 1-year-old girl, police took Waguespack to jail, Fox 8 reports. She’s still being held at the Stark County Jail, and bond has been set at $52,000, according to jail records.
Waguespack has been charged with child endangering and petty theft, according to the TV station.
She will appear next in court on Dec. 13, according to Stark County Jail records.
Previously, Waguespack was convicted on theft charges in 2015, the Repository reports. Waguespack was also on probation for separate disorderly conduct charges when she was arrested this week, ABC Action News reports.