Dallas Woman Briefly Avoids Shoplifting Arrest By Abandoning Her Kids at Walmart, Police Say

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Monica Meza
Monica Meza's trips to Walmart don't always end very well. In March, the 32-year-old was detained after waltzing out of a Northwest Dallas location with a cart full of nearly $300 worth of stolen merchandise. Police say the same thing happened earlier this month at the Supercenter on Central Expressway in Far North Dallas. In the former case, Meza pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft. In the latter, she's charged with a felony.

Yesterday, Meza at least made it out of the parking lot. According to Dallas police, she took off on foot after being stopped by a loss-prevention officer as she attempted to leave a Samuell Boulevard Walmart with four DVDs, a handful of cups, a canister of Starbuck's coffee, a hair brush, and a sweater. She was able to make it to her silver 1992 Buick and drive away.

See also: An Apple Store Thief Abandoned a Woman and Child During an iPhone Accesory Heist, Police Say

No one gave chase. It was a clean getaway, which must have been quite the coup for Meza, given recent history.

There was only one problem. In her haste to escape, police say she left behind her shopping cart full of stolen goods, as well as the two small children who were sitting inside it.

When Meza returned an hour later to pick them up, Dallas police placed her under arrest. She is currently in Lew Sterrett on a $150,000 bond, charged with two counts of child abandonment and one of felony shoplifting.


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27 comments
shawn4848
shawn4848

someone did that act of hmmm hmmm with that??? that guy should be thrown in jail....

John1073
John1073

She's so tired of her goatee and eyebrows that she nodded off.

Threeboys
Threeboys

She and other Wal Mart shoppers are exactly why I don't shop at Wal Mart.

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

Stay classy, Wal-Mart shoppers.

lzippitydoo
lzippitydoo

At least she got away. Sounds like the guy who applied for a job at a sporting goods company. As he was leaving, he shoplifted from the store. So - they called him, told him he got the job and when he came back to start work - was arrested ! Both are idiots!

jamessavik
jamessavik

Whatever happened to criminal masterminds? Oh, right- we sent them all to congress.

Our criminals are so incompetent that they need to be looked after.

leahlynn
leahlynn

What a fucking idiot. She should be in jail

ruddski
ruddski

I wonder how often she's gotten away with it. Are they sure the kids aren't stolen as well?

strathound
strathound

There are lives at stake here. Anyone else think we should be doing something to help these people?

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Next time she should steal some beauty products and a package of NoDoz. 

Just-Sharon
Just-Sharon

@ruddski I too wonder how often she has gotten away with it.  I wonder if the kids aren't stolen as well.  So sad that her life has reached this level.  Maybe it is the only way she can get people to hang out with her. 

leftocenter
leftocenter

I think your question was trolling for libs.

The kids need help, but helping her won't help them.  So, no, we should not be doing something to help "these people." 

Five will get you ten this is a case of mental illness, which is even more sad. 

paulpsyco78
paulpsyco78

@strathound 3 hots and a cot...the profits go to Mr. J Whitey Corngood CEO of the a construction company that builds prisons...win win win

YouGottaBeKiddingMe
YouGottaBeKiddingMe

You can't help stupid!! There is nothing you can do for her!! She was stealing for drug money. You want to help? Adopt a child in Foster care. At least hers are young enough that you could possibly teach them morals and self respect. They aren't getting that at home with Monica!!

YouGottaBeKiddingMe
YouGottaBeKiddingMe

You can't help stupid like her!! The kids are hers and she is stealing for drug money. You want to help? Take the kids, raise and teach them morals including self respect! Monica is not help-able. She believes no one should complain about however she wants to act and has no respect for others, society or herself!!!

doublecheese
doublecheese

@strathound Help is available to those who will accept it.  Help is rarely without strings attached though (like behave yourself), and you have to be willing to accept those too.

ruddski
ruddski

Won't help. She needs to steal a plastic surgeon.

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

What if they were Pearl Jam DVDs about stealing food?

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