MILFORD - A Stamford man is facing several charges after police say he put a 5-year-old in a Dumpster while trying to avoid a shoplifting arrest.

It all happened at the Wal-mart in Milford Saturday when Louis and Lisa Shaffer, along with Jacqueline McCoogal, went shopping with three children in tow.

Police say the trio started shoplifting items and when security caught on, Louis Shaffer fled with one of the kids before placing the child in the Dumpster.

Police say the kids are not Shaffer's, although two are related to him. They've been returned to their families.