Babysitter arrested for allegedly leaving child during shoplifting incident
CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -
UPDATE: A babysitter was arrested for allegedly leaving a child at a store before taking off with stolen merchandise.
Breanna Henry,18, was hired to babysit for the day while the child's aunt was at work. Henry was not allowed to leave the house with the child.
Police were called to the Cedar Falls Walmart in reference to a theft in progress. According to police, they were told Henry knocked over a male trying to get out of the store before taking off, leaving the child at Walmart by herself. The Walmart employees took the child to the security office until police arrived.
The 8-year-old child was able to give her name, age and her school, but was unable to tell police her address, her parents names or their phone numbers.
After a short time, Henry was found a few blocks from Walmart and admitted to shoplifting. Henry later admitted she was concerned for herself and didn't want to get caught.
Henry is charged with Child Endangerment for leaving the child to fend for herself knowing that she would be unable to do so, and Third-Degree Theft, according to court records.