Mom Abandons Son After Botched Baby Stroller Burglary of Candy

So there was this mom and a couple of her friends shopping at a drug store in the middle of the night with her 1-year-old son in his stroller. Using the stroller as cover, they attempted to steal $250 worth of candy. Forget stealing candy from a baby, this is stealing candy using a baby!

Oh but wait -- it gets worse. After Michelle Calderon, 23, filled her son’s stroller with more than $250 worth of candy, a worker tried to stop her and her friends from leaving without paying. She used the stroller as a battering ram against the employee, and ran away -- without her baby.


Oyza Oy. What must’ve been going through that mama’s head to leave her son behind? Something’s not right there, because most moms I know are fiercely protective of their children, especially the wee ones.

We might not ever know. Calderon was arrested last June for smuggling an envelope of cocaine into Riker’s Island, but was out on a $50 bail. Does that seem like a slap on the wrist for cocaine possession to anyone else?

Anyway, there was no mention of drugs in connection to this story -- just $179 worth of Halls throat drops, $59 worth of Wrigley’s gum, $43 worth of Dentyne, and $15 in Tic Tacs, according to the police. Maybe they had really, really bad breath. Halitosis is evil, you know.

Thankfully, Calderon and her friends Raymond Lebron, 20, and Darnell Johnson, 26, were caught and charged with robbery, abandonment of a child, and endangering the welfare of a child, according to the DA’s office.

Mama Calderon is now being held in Riker’s on $15,000 bail, which seems silly for candy when cocaine was only $50, but when you consider that she abandoned her child over some shoplifted Tic Tacs, it seems cheap.

The baby boy was last reported to be in child protective services. Here’s to hoping his mom gets her head on straight and realizing what matters -- him.

Is this the most nefarious use of a stroller you've heard of?

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