Dad flees alleged larceny with child in tow

BATAVIA — Jason R. Anderson sure knows how to be creative when it comes to committing crimes and getting arrested.

His latest arrest came on Saturday when he entered Kohl’s department store on Veterans Memorial Drive about 7 p.m.

While inside he allegedly stole a bunch of items, Genesee County sheriff’s deputies said.

His getaway transportation?

A bicycle, which he left outside the store along with his 6-year-old daughter, who had her own bike.

Anderson, 39, fled the scene on the bicycle, with his daughter tagging along before deputies stopped him.

Anderson was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, petit larceny and possession of burglar tools and is to appear Dec. 3 in Town Court.

It was the latest bizarre arrest for Anderson in recent years.

In 2010, he was found with a woman locked in a bathroom stall at a West Main Street restaurant. Restaurant employees asked the two to leave but they refused. Police came and found the pair with needles and drugs.

In 2012, Anderson stole numerous packages of Crest Whitestrips from a pharmacy and was busted when he tried to sell them at Pawn King.

And in 2018, Anderson was high on drugs when he drove his car into Kibbe Park and got stuck in mud.

His solution? He stole another car and tried to push his car out. The stolen car also got stuck in the mud.

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