OCALA, Fla. (CNN) -- Police say two sisters allegedly tried to steal some clothes at a Walmart and were caught on tape. Officers say when the women were stopped by store security, they bolted leaving behind a one-year-old baby in a shopping cart.
The Walmart on East Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala is a very busy place, where police say 19-year-old Allison Niemeyer and her big sister, Laura, tried to swipe $57 worth of clothes.
But store security was onto them and, in this surveillance video, confronted the pair just outside the exits. Detectives say Allison bolted, leaving behind her one-year-old son. Sgt. Chas Maier says, "Once they were approached, they, you can see on the video clearly that the one girl, the actual caretaker of the child, takes off running."
She sprinted across the lot with sister Laura, the toddler's aunt, close behind, also leaving the baby. Maier says, "When the loss prevention officer asked her, 'Are you going to come get your child?' she said, 'It's not my child. It's not my child.' And she continued to leave, and then they both abandoned the baby."
Cops found and arrested the sisters the following night. The girls were partying at an ocala dance club.
Police say Allison Niemeyer was on probation, serving 10 years of house arrest for her role in another crime. Maier says, "She committed a home invasion, which is a robbery, a very serious case, and was pregnant, actually, at the time of that home invasion."
The one-year-old is now in the care of the Florida Department of Children and Families. The sisters are in the Marion County jail.