Shoplifting Suspects Flee, Leave Kids Behind at Walmart

October 14, 2011 Updated Oct 14, 2011 at 5:11 PM EDT

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Shoplifting Suspects Flee, Leave Kids Behind at Walmart

October 14, 2011 Updated Oct 14, 2011 at 5:11 PM EDT

A Kentucky couple is facing multiple charges after allegedly attempting to steal items from a Walmart store and fleeing without their small children when confronted by security personnel, according to television station WLKY.

A 20-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman are facing charges of theft, criminal trespassing, endangering the welfare of a minor and tampering with physical evidence, according to WLKY.

The woman returned to the store about an hour later to retrieve the children, according to the story.

Read the WLKY story HERE.