Mary Waguespack

‘Mom’ leaves naked 1-year-old daughter alone in restroom while she robs dollar store: Cops

An Ohio woman was arrested and faces a felony charge after police say she left her naked toddler in a store restroom while she robbed the business.

According to the New York Post, 36-year-old Mary Waguespack was arrested in Alliance on Tuesday after she allegedly tried to steal merchandise from a Dollar General.

The Poland Township woman grabbed a number of items from the store’s shelves with a combined value less than $100, a police report shows.

As she attempted to leave the business through a fire exit, she reportedly activated a security alarm, according to WJW.

Soon after that, it became clear she did not enter the store alone, according to authorities.

Reports indicate Waguespack’s 1-year-old girl exited the restroom and began running around the store naked. Police say the mother was finally able to calm the child before she was arrested.

A WOIO report cites police reports indicating the toddler had to be “corralled” by Waguespack mid-robbery as the unclothed child ran from aisle to aisle through the store.

She is reportedly facing a fourth-degree felony count of child endangerment. The elevated charge is in part due to a prior conviction for child endangerment.

Waguespack will also face a petty theft count for the stolen merchandise, according to authorities.

The suspect’s soon-to-be ex-husband reportedly arrived at the store to pick up the girl.

Social workers at Mahoning County Children Services were reportedly informed of Waguespack’s arrest and the details of the case.

[Mary Waguespack/Stark County Sheriff’s Office]