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Mom leaves 4-year-old daughter to flee shoplifting arrest, police say

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Courtesy: FOX 29

PHILADELPHIA — Police say a woman who left her daughter at a Macy’s department store while evading Philadelphia police is now in custody.

Police said 27-year-old Mahogany Ashly Terry was taken into custody late Monday night.

They say Terry was with her 4-year-old daughter at the Macy’s store in downtown Philadelphia when she was apprehended by security. She’s accused of stealing about $1,400 worth of merchandise.

She was handcuffed and detained at the store, but police say she managed to free herself from the cuffs and fled, leaving her daughter behind.

She faces charges of retail theft and recklessly endangering the welfare of a child.

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