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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say a Louisville father left his two children alone in a cold car while he was busy stealing flat screen TVs at a local Walmart.
It happened just before 6 p.m. on Monday at the Walmart on Standiford Plaza Drive, near Preston Highway.
According to arrest reports, 30-year-old Robert H. Collins, Jr. left the children -- ages 2 and 5 -- in his car by themselves without the engine running. As a result, there was no heat for the children, while the temperature outside was 26 degrees.
Meanwhile, police say Collins walked into the Walmart, picked out three flat-screen TVs and placed them into a shopping cart. He then pushed the TVs out of the store without paying for them.
The total value of the merchandise, according to police, was $947.64.
Police eventually captured Collins and discovered the children. Collins is charged with theft by unlawful taking and two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.