Gretna, Louisiana,Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

Deputy steps in after kids' shoes stolen

February 6, 2017
in Kids

Mother's shopping bags, purse stolen out of stroller in mall parking lot GRETNA, La — Jefferson Parish Reserve Deputy Tate Lefort's shift Thursday night at Oakwood Mall in Gretna, Louisiana, was routine until his very last call. “She was flustered to say the least,” Lefort recalled. “A little disappointed that someone would go so far as to take something out of a stroller.” He was talking about Ava Hightower. The busy mother of five had left the stroller, with her purse and all of her shopping bags, in the mall parking lot. Before she knew it, she said everything was gone, including the new shoes she had just bought for her kids. Lefort knew he wanted to do more than find the thief. He wanted to replace those shoes, but he didn’t know how. “I didn't want to just hand her...

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