Man throws baby to escape police

A New Orleans thief endangered his own child in an attempt to escape police.

Suspected shoplifter, 24-year-old Lamar Causey, allegedly stole more than $1000 worth of goods from a Slidell store on Sunday.

When police approached causey at a beauty store in the Fremaux Town Center, they say he proceeded to throw his 17-month-old child to the ground and flee the scene.

His daughter is believed to have sustained a head injury and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

The baby was later released to the family with minor injuries.

Causey was eventually caught and hit with a list of charges, including theft of goods over $1000, cruelty to juveniles, and possession of drugs.