Police: Shoplifter threw daughter like 'a toy doll'
SLIDELL - Police said a man suspected of stealing items from a beauty shop in Slidell threw down his daughter when he was confronted by police over the weekend.
Slidell Police said 24-year-old Lamar Causey of Baton Rouge threw his daughter "as if she was a toy doll" and injured her head as he tried to run from police in the Fremaux Town Center.
Police said a worker at the beauty store saw Causey shoplift more than $1,000 worth of cologne and perfume around 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The responding officers said when they tried to stop and talk to Causey he threw his 17-month-old daughter to the ground and took off running.
One officer stayed to help the toddler while the other chased Causey down and arrested him. The officer said Causey threatened to have people from Baton Rouge "take care of them" while he was being arrested.
EMS took Causey's daughter to the hospital for treatment, and police said she was later released to family members.
Investigators booked Causey into the city jail on charges of theft, child desertion, cruelty to juveniles, resisting arrest, public intimidation, and drug possession. Police said Causey is also wanted in Baton Rouge for burglary and will be transferred to the parish jail where a bond will be set.