Woman left child in car while she shoplifted at Walmart, officials say

By Aaron Barker - Senior Web Editor

SPRING, Texas - A woman was arrested Wednesday after she left her child in the car while she shoplifted at a Walmart store in Spring, authorities said.

WATCH: Dimitric Knight in court after being accused of leaving child in car while shoplifting

The incident happened at the store in the 24800 block of Aldine Westfield Road, near Cypresswood Drive.

Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman said Dimitric Knight, 34, put about $70 worth of makeup in her purse and was trying to leave the store when she was caught.

Herman said investigators also discovered that Knight had left her 7-year-old son in the back seat of her car for more than 40 minutes while she was in the store. He said the car was not running and a window was cracked about 4 inches.

Knight was charged with child endangerment and booked into the Harris County Jail on a $15,000 bond.

The child was treated at the scene and released to a family member, Herman said.

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