Caught on camera: Gilbert man, Alvin Nez, shops with his young daughter

Posted at 6:40 PM, Jul 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-20 21:40:59-04

ABC15 has obtained store security video that police say shows a Gilbert father shoplifting with his 4-year-old daughter.

Alvin Nez Jr., 32, is facing felony child abuse and shoplifting charges.

The video shows the man pushing his daughter in a cart at a Kohl’s store in June. The camera follows him as he puts electronic devices in his cart and covers them with a jacket. Police said Nez walked out of the store without paying for $1,400 worth of merchandise.

To make matters worse, Nez crashed his car while trying to get away, and his daughter wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, police said. He was found hiding with the child in a nearby office building.