DAYTONA BEACH FL June 18 2019 — A nine-month-old baby was left inside a Walmart shopping cart after two of three women fled from the store when they were confronted by security after bagging nearly $200 in children’s toys and clothing, according to a report from the Daytona Beach Police Department.
A loss-prevention officer said he spotted two women taking items and putting them in a dark bag while a third served as lookout inside the Walmart at 1101 Beville Road around 4 p.m. Monday, a police report said.
When loss-prevention officer Kevin Pace confronted the three women, Rebecca Steele, 46, and Sequoia Moril, 21, ran out of the store while Taylor Steele, 19, remained behind, the report states.
When Steele was asked who were the infant’s parents, she was uncooperative and did not provide any information, reports state.
The three women are charged with child neglect, the report states.
In addition to child neglect, Steele is also charged petit theft in the first degree. Steele tried “to obstruct the view of others via (towels/sheets).”
Steele is being held on $1,500 bail at the Volusia County Branch Jail.
The other two women were being sought by police.
The baby was turned over to the Florida Department of Children and Families.