LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — A Leominster has been charged with ramming a baby stroller with a child in it into a police officer who caught him shoplifting.

Police say an officer witnessed 29-year-old William Martin stuffing items from Victoria's Secret in The Mall at Whitney Field into the sleeve of a jacket in the stroller.

The Sentinel & Enterprise (http://bit.ly/1d62kfz ) reports that when the officer confronted Martin, he allegedly slammed the stroller with a 16-month-old child in it into the officer's legs, elbowed him in the face and tried to run off, leaving the child behind.

Police say items allegedly stolen from four stores were in the stroller.

Martin was released on $500 bail after pleading not guilty Monday to charges including shoplifting and assault and battery on a police officer.


Information from: Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg, Mass.), http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com