The suspected shoplifter — described as a bald black man in his late 20s or early 30s, about 6 feet tall and 180 pounds, wearing a blue shirt, dark blue jeans, white shoes and a large necklace or chain — has not been captured or identified.
Wal-Mart security video shows the man calmly pushing the boy through the store in a shopping cart and entering the lawn and garden section, where he exited the store and was accosted by security personnel.
The man was last seen on the property of the Dolese Brothers Co., 5600 W Reno Ave., according to a police report. Police officers and a K-9 unit searched the area for the suspected shoplifter but never found him.
The man was attempting to steal clothing, including pants, overalls and jeans, according to the report. McCool said he does not believe the man successfully stole any items from the store.