Man attempting to pass counterfeit check abandons child in Walmart parking lot

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MANCHESTER, MO (KPLR) – A wild scene caught on cell phone video in a Walmart parking lot after a man abandons his own young son while running from Manchester police.

Video of the incident, which occurred Tuesday, shows the suspect attempting to use a counterfeit check at the Walmart on Manchester Road and Highway 141. The suspect ran into the parking lot and shoved the shopping cart with his one-year-old son in it one way while he ran off in the other direction.

A store manager grabbed the child and pulled him out from the rain while police chased and arrested the suspect.

The man is facing charges of child endangerment, passing a counterfeit check, and refusing to cooperate with police.