Shoplifting suspect accused of fleeing police while carrying baby in Verona

Shoplifting suspect accused of fleeing police while carrying baby in Verona

A shoplifting suspect is accused of fleeing police while carrying a 6-month-old baby on Wednesday.

Verona police were called to Giant Eagle at 200 Allegheny River Boulevard around 4:30 p.m. An official told police the suspect, identified as Andre Frazier, 31, had shoplifted around the same time Monday with a young child and was back.

Police said Frazier was wearing the same clothes during both incidents, but had a baby with him Wednesday.

Court documents say police asked Frazier to put the baby in the car seat, but he refused and fled the scene holding the baby.

He allegedly ran between cars on the road and handed the baby to a woman.

Police ordered Frazier to the ground and court documents say he refused and continued running.

A good Samaritan cut Frazier off with his truck, allowing police to electrocute him. Frazier fell, but got back up and kept running.

He was eventually taken into custody.

Police said he was on parole for a drug delivery that resulted in death.

Frazier is charged with child endangerment, escape and disorderly conduct.

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