PD: Mom left daughter alone, stole $253 in Legos

Posted at 10:29 PM, Sep 30, 2015

A Phoenix mother was arrested Monday after admitting to stealing $253 worth of Legos from Target.

Court documents show Leigh Turner was with her 8-year-old daughter when she shoplifted the Lego products from the store near 7th Street and Bell Road.

Store security was able to get her license plate number, and officers responded to the home. When they arrived they found Turner's 8-year-old daughter home by herself.

The girl told police her mother had left "to go shopping," and she had no way to contact her or call 911 while home alone.

Police were able to call Turner, who returned to the home and told investigators she left her daughter because she wasn't feeling well.

After police read Turner her rights, she admitted to stealing the Legos.

She also admitted to pawning them at a children's thrift store for money.

Turner was arrested on shoplifting and endangerment charges.