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Father Accused Of Shoplifting, Running Off Without His Baby

SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (CBS/AP) – Police say a man caught shoplifting from a supermarket ran off and left his 3-month-old daughter behind.

Twenty-one-year-old Matthew Sordiff appeared by video in court on Tuesday to answer for his actions and entered a not-guilty plea to charges including endangering the welfare of a child.

He allegedly stole about $20 worth of items from the Market Basket in Somersworth Monday afternoon.

When Sordiff was confronted by store management outside the store, police say he pushed his daughter’s stroller at the manager and ran away.

WBZ-TV New Hampshire Bureau Chief Lauren Leamancyzk reports.

Employees took the baby back inside and called police. Sordiff was arrested a few hours later. The baby is now with relatives.

Sordiff, meanwhile, is being held behind bars on a $1,000 bail. He is not allowed to have any unsupervised contact with his daughter.

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  1. SICK OF IT says:

    THIS GUY HAS A CHILD !!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME , THIS WORLD IS F@#@#$% IF PEOPLE LIKE THIS ARE ALLOWED TO BREED . PLEASE TAKE THIS CHILD AWAY FROM THIS P .O. S. LOSER . KEEP IT IN YOU PANTS , GO BACK TO POKING MORE HOLES IN YOUR FACE A-HOLE !!!!

  2. JS says:

    This guy is a real winner

  3. RB says:

    Well, what a fine upstanding gentleman with his priorities in order.

    :rolleyes:

  4. Terry Wood says:

    This guy should never ever again regain custody of that little girl. He should be taken to the nearest hospital and have his testies removed so that he can never impregnate another girl.

  5. Denise says:

    Sad – but now that we see his picture I’m sure many of us aren’t surprised. I would really like to know if they do that to themselves because they find it attractive or for the shock effect?

    He probably doesn’t have a job – is living off the system – and is now stealing too because he can’t get enough free stuff! to bad for the kid!

  6. AA says:

    I’m amazed how ignorant people are to the real story here.

    He was stealing stuff FOR HIS BABY! If he was such a horrible parent he would be stealing cigarettes, beer and Doritos. Clearly he needs help. He needs help taking care of his child. They’re probably unemployed with little to no help from the state(Live Free or Die) or federal gov.

    I’m sure he just panicked as many people would when faced with this. It’s likely that the only think on his mind was to get out with his child’s supplies and not what to do when confronted.

    Try putting yourself in someone else shoes for a change.

    1. Lori says:

      There are churches & food pantries to go to for help with his daughter. There is also The Salvation Army. Yes, he probably got scared & didn’t know what to do. A lot of us have been in that position (without the theft of course) and have not left our kids behind after shoving them at someone.

    2. dms says:

      First of all, as a parent myself, there’s absolute nothing I can think of that would make me leave one of my kids behind. No excuse or justification for that whatsoever. Secondly, instead of spending money on piercings, spend the money on your kid. Once you put child into this world, be a man and take care of it.

      If I had to guess, I’d say unemployed, drug user and previous criminal record. In short: white trash!

  7. thor's hammer says:

    it’s all right little girl. your dad can’t put you at further risk.
    AA – it doesn’t say what he stole that was approximately $20. the days of giving someone the benefit of the doubt are gone. he cut & ran, instead of manning up.

    1. petem says:

      Mr Hammer,
      it also doesn’t say that he was stealing for himself. Obviously this is someone in need of LOTS of HELP. By the way the days of giving someone the benefit of the doubt are not over for us all. only D Bags like you who sit back and pass judgement on people who you have no info on besides the pitiful excuse for a story we have here.

  8. al4624 says:

    They should start making people get a license to have children….seriously…what a loser this kid is!!!

    1. Paul says:

      I agree with you. Youu need a license to drive a car, to catch a fish and to get married….but to have a child? You just need the body parts. But here is the problem….what’s the penalty? an remember….it cannot be adverse to the child (ie non state support or removal)

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