A Ridley Township mother is happy to have her 2-year-old daughter back, as police seek the father, who allegedly abandoned the girl after being caught shoplifting.
The incident reportedly happened early Saturday afternoon at the Kohl's department store on Baltimore Pike in Morton.
Andrew Surplus, 39, allegedly tucked five leather jackets valued at $2,250 into a bag attached to a store stroller carrying his daughter, Aubrey. Exiting, he was confronted by a security guard, who called to Morton police officer patrolling the parking lot.
Camera images show Surplus leaving his daughter - and the coats - as he sprinted inside. He apparently fled through a storage room out the back door, police said.