BRAINTREE, Mass. -- Police helped a Boston man find his lost 3-year-old son at South Shore Plaza, then charged the father with stealing
Officers arrested Jonathan Williams because of what they said he was doing when his boy wandered away, Deputy Police Chief Russell Jenkins said.
The boy was quickly located in Macy's, but when Williams arrived to pick him up, members of the store security staff said they suspected him of stealing merchandise earlier.
Stolen clothing was found in a bag that Williams had left at a customer service desk while looking for his son, Deputy Jenkins said.
He was arrested and charged with larceny. His mother picked up the boy after the incident.
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