Shoplifter flees, leaves son behind at Kohl's in Cumming

by Staff Reports

December 27, 2013

CUMMING, Ga. — A man who was caught shoplifting ran away on foot when he was pulled over, but he left his son in the car to answer to the law, according to a Cumming Police incident report.

On Dec. 14, the loss prevention officer of Kohl’s, 1615 Market Place Boulevard, told officers he watched on surveillance as a man shoplifted several items.

The prevention officer said the man with a black coat and hat had cut tags and electrical security tags with a pair of wire cutters.

He said the suspect had a “friend” with him in the store who was possibly the look out.

He said he followed the suspect outside and he got into a black Dodge Ram.

Officers were waiting in the parking and pulled over the truck.

Officers said they told the suspect to stop, and he looked at the officer and took off running toward Market Place Boulevard.

Officers stayed with the truck, because there was another person inside.

The man inside the truck told officers his father was the one running.

He said he had no idea what his father was doing.

A Kohl’s employee found the “friend” who was outside on a sidewalk. Officers said he also knew nothing of the father’s criminal activity.

The father was found by the dumpsters behind Discount Tire, and he was taken to Northside Forsyth Hospital for medical issues.

Donald Sullivan, 43, was charged with theft by shoplifting, obstruction and possession of tools used in a crime.

Officers also said they found a glass pipe, possibly used to smoke marijuana..