Wife shoplifts baby formula, leaves husband behind at store, he identifies her to police.

25-year-old Janice Bell was arrested for burglary after attempting to shoplift 2 cans of baby formula from Walmart totaling $78.54. She left her husband behind as she fled, and he identified her as the shoplifter.

On January 2nd, 2020, Janice Bell was caught on video stealing from a local Wal-Mart after having been previously trespassed at a Wal-Mart location in Murfreesboro. Janice was seen entering the store then selecting two cans of baby formula and putting them in her purse. She then walked past all final points of sale, got into a vehicle and left her husband, Taylor Henderson, in the store. Her husband later identified Janice on camera when questioned by police. Officers stated that contact was made with Janice at her residence and she admitted to taking the items without paying for them. She was charged and then transported to the Wilson County Jail.

Janice Bell (WCSO)
Janice Bell (WCSO)

Janice Bell was charged with burglary and later released on her own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in court in April.

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22 Thoughts to “Wife shoplifts baby formula, leaves husband behind at store, he identifies her to police.”

  1. Kirsten

    She was just trying to feed her baby jesus christ???? I am never shopping at Walmart again.

    1. Kori

      Lol noo. Are all you snowflakes really that naive? Addicts steal baby formula and resell it to hood bodegas or return the items elsewhere. They take it bc it’s a high price item. But still, screw Walmart!! They are scum!

  2. Janet Cornett

    Wow.. I’m disappointed in America not this woman who cared that much about her kids…. We as a society get robbed with the price of fake milk for our infants… The only alternative for a mom that can’t breastfeed. Take advantage of the fact that children have to have this to survive and then throw the book in a moms face for doing what is the only other way she knows to keep her baby from starving… No one offered help… Andy Griffin would have paid and set a better example than this corrupt system we have altered our justice system to be.

  3. Jo

    This is a sad situation. Her baby was hungry. Two cans of formula almost $80 it’s expensive. When it shldnt b so dang much. Police shlda paid for that instead of arresting her. She was a desperate mother trying feed her kids. I feel so bad for this mother she probably felt she had no other choice. She had a starving baby at home 💔💔💔😭😭😭😭😭. I don’t see how some ppl can sleep at night.

    1. Lisa Haines

      This is so sad. As much money as Walmart has, they could’ve wrote this off and actually made a gift box up of baby items that would’ve helped this Mother out…
      To Walmart and to the Police department that arrested this young Mother, I’m not saying by far that it was right for her to steal the baby formula but out of love for her. baby, she did what she had to do to feed her baby and just think of how much publicity Walmart & The Police Department would’ve got if this matter would’ve been handled in a different way other than her going to jail… Moving on to her husband/father, you should be making sure y’all’s baby has Formula… Just sayin’!!!

  4. Symone

    Damn should we show up at her house

  5. Symone

    You just give everyone’s addresses out like that

  6. Deziraye Wald

    Well that’s just shitty as hell! At least she wasn’t thieving jewelry or some dumb shit. Maybe if they wouldn’t make baby formula $40 flipping dollars a can she wouldn’t have to steal it!

  7. Laura Baker

    For real. She was trying to feed her child that stuff is not cheap. If she did not do something cps ( dcs ) would have got involved but yet when she does do something she still gets in trouble for real people let this go

  8. Jessica

    It is sad that the woman was put in a situation we’re she had to do this! The man should’ve been supporting her financially, and she would not have needed to do this! So sad, and pathetic not only did he not provided for his family, but he also, identified his wife to authorities!!! What a man 🤡

    1. Yetta

      I agree with you 100%. Not only couldnt he provide as a husband but he told as well smh

    2. Charity

      Sorry excuse for a man and father
      !!! He wasn’t even man enough to do it!!! She had to!!! Why wasn’t his assistant out working so she didn’t have time steal it!!!! I would love to see the statistics on how many cans of formula get thrown in the garbage per month!!!! And now this poor girl is probably gonna be on probation with fees she can’t pay because she can’t even afford her baby formula!!! Which in return is gonna cause her more problems!!! All over not having 80 bucks for some damn powder!!!! Surely Wal Mart won’t proceed with charges and the police depth will have mercy!!!!!
      I want one officer to lie after he/she took an oath and say they wouldn’t do the same for their back yard if they had no other choice!!! We all would, it’s called maternal instinct!!!!!! And that no good baby daddy is far from a real man!!!!!

  9. Dee

    Can we start a go fund me or something to help out? I was at a walmart one time behind a woman who was having trouble paying with her snap card. Everyone was getting annoyed including the young cashier and finally I couldn’t take it anymore and told the cashier ring up her stuff and I will pay for it and try not to be so rude to people struggling in the future because you just might need some help someday yourself. I can’t believe this stuff is so expensive. Wish I could help her somehow.

  10. Anonymous

    I had a friend who shoplifted to her her toddler cold medicine yrs ago. I wish she had ask me for help. Her husband was abusive and an addict and she lived in fear and was afriad to ask for money. Props to mom to doing what you had to do to feel your baby. I dont condone the means she did to get the formula but we never know the story behind why she did what she did.

    1. Anonymous

      *for her toddler* and “means” ignore my auto correct lol.

  11. TikaRedd

    Walmart is robbing PARENTS with their prices of BABY FORMULA !!! I hope this story goes viral enough to make Walmart change their prices! They are a MULTI MILLION DOLLAR COMPANY !! If there’s anyway to support this mother .. I would… and they probably threatened to take them babies away if the husband didn’t give her up… I hope she doesn’t have a narc as a husband

  12. BossLadi Rugani

    Help her don’t incarcerate her. Whats a good address for her anybody know. I will buy her case of that formula and male it her. I am beyond disgusted.

  13. Bossladi Rugani

    Help her don’t incarcerate her. What’s a good address for her anybody know? I will buy her case of that formula and mail it to her. I am beyond disgusted. Other post has errors I was rushing but here is a clean copy

  14. Robin Pool

    Damn shame how expensive formula is! They jack the price up because the state pays for some of it (WIC) if the state is going to cover SOME cans of it…then why not give parents enough to feed their baby for the whole month? I was using WIC because I was broke..I found myself always having to buy one to two cans of formula per month! Dismiss the charges and charge the state on behalf of knowingly not funding enough formula monthly to parents whom need it!!! #SHAMEUSA

  15. Robin Pool

    Shame how expensive formula is! They jack the price up because the state pays for some of it (WIC) if the state is going to cover SOME cans of it…then why not give parents enough to feed their baby for the whole month? I was using WIC because I was broke..I found myself always having to buy one to two cans of formula per month! Dismiss the charges and charge the state on behalf of knowingly not funding enough formula monthly to parents whom need it!!! #SHAMEUSA

  16. Charity

    That was suppose to read do the same for their baby if they had no choice

  17. bubba

    maybe the worthless “husband” should get a freaking JOB and pay for the formula to feed his kids! then maybe a desperate woman wouldn’t be going to jail for trying to feed her baby!

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