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Police: Shoplifting suspect put stolen clothes on young children

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Angela Shields (Source: LMDC) Angela Shields (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A woman has been arrested for trying to leave a store while her children were wearing stolen clothing.

According to her arrest report, Angela Shields, 36, was with two children approximately four years old at the Meijer at 9500 Preston Highway on the afternoon of February 12. The report says Shields let the children wander around the store unsupervised.

Meijer loss prevention officers observed Shields placed several layers of clothes on the children and rip the tags off. She was also seen putting shoes and jewelry on the children.

After wandering the store for nearly three hours, Shields left the two shopping carts of merchandise she had at the registers and walked out of the store with the children.

When Louisville Metro Police made contact with Shields they said she appeared to be under the influence of meth. During a search police found an empty bottle of oxycodone in Shields' purse.

Shields was booked into Louisville Metro Corrections on a charge of theft by unlawful taking. She is also being held on a fugitive warrant out of Indiana.

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