(Photo courtesy of New Castle City Police Department.)A shoplifting suspect gets into more trouble as police say he shoved heroin baggies down his baby's diaper.
New Castle police went looking for 25-year-old Michael Penn of Birkshire Road Tuesday. They identified him through video footage as a suspect in a shoplifting incident July 6th at a Verizon store. The found Penn in Oakmont Park carrying two of his young children and his other child, a 7-year-old, riding a bike next to him.
When police asked Penn to put the children down, he refused and was seen putting something in his 8-month-old's diaper. Police took Penn into custody and found 16 baggies of heroin in the baby's pants.
Penn was charged with shoplifting, three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and drug possession. He was released on $4,500 unsecured bond. The children are with their great-grandmother.
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