US girl put in care after police arrest parents over alleged sandwich theft | World news | The Guardian
The girl’s mother, Nicole Leczcyzynski, who is 30 weeks pregnant, was feeling faint and ate a chicken salad sandwich while shopping at a Safeway store on Wednesday, she told the local television station KHON.
She paid for roughly $50 worth of groceries but forgot about the two sandwiches, valued at $5 each, according to Safeway.
The family was stopped by security staff while leaving the store. Leczcyzynski offered to pay for the sandwiches, she said, but the security guard called the police, the couple were arrested, and their daughter was taken into custody by child protective services, a state welfare group.