MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Police have charged a woman who they say used a child car seat with a 2-month-old infant inside to hit a Wal-Mart employee.
Detective Monique Martin said in a news release Monday that Camilla Fields of Memphis, Tenn., was charged with felony child abuse and neglect and assault. Police did not know if she had an attorney.
A police report from the Wednesday incident says Fields was carrying the car seat when she was confronted by a security guard about shoplifting.
Police say Fields threw the seat and ran away, causing the baby to land face down on the pavement. A paramedic treated the baby until the child regained consciousness.
The child's mother, Stacey Cleaves, was also charged with false reporting and child neglect.