Florida man allegedly uses son to steal, ditches him in parking lot

One dad may not get a nice gift this Father’s Day.

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Travis King, 38, is accused of using his teenage son to help steal from a Lowe's Home Improvement store in Clearwater before ditching his son after the 13-year-old was caught by a security officer, according to WFLA.

King allegedly had his son push a shopping cart filled with $800 worth of items out of the store without paying.

When the teen was stopped in the parking lot by a security officer, King left him behind, according to WFLA.

King returned to the scene minutes later, but denied involvement in any crime, WFLA reported.

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King was arrested, charged with grand theft and taken to Pinellas County Jail before being released on $2,000 bond.

Read more at WFLA.

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