But apparently not 26-year-old Rebecca Stoltz, who went from petty shoplifting to sitting in jail for serious charges like child abuse.
Police say Stoltz went shopping at Walmart with her 6-year-old daughter and 9-year-old stepdaughter.
But when she tried stealing $44 of clothes, she got caught by security. But in the panic of getting caught shoplifting, police say Stoltz ran from the store and left her kids behind.
Police say security found the girls and they were both “clearly distressed and very emotional and both were crying.”
With police hunting her down, it’s clear mom knew what she did because she told a friend to go pick them up.
The friend who came to get the kids gave police a number to call the mother. When she finally came back to the Walmart, she turned herself over to police.