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5-year-old nearly hit by car as mom flees with stolen shoes, Mobile police say

Debrina Scott
Debrina Scott

A woman who police in Alabama say left her child behind after stealing a pair of shoes has been arrested.

Mobile Police Department spokesman Donald Wallace tells local media that 24-year-old Debrina Scott shoplifted Saturday from a Mobile shoe store. Wallace says that when Scott was confronted by security at the store, she took off running across the parking lot. Her 5-year-old son followed her and was nearly struck by a vehicle.

Wallace says Scott fled the scene and left her son behind.

News outlets report that Scott was arrested Tuesday on charges of theft and endangering the welfare of a child. She was released Wednesday evening. It’s unclear if Scott has an attorney.

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