By Steve Beck

NEW CASTLE, Del. (CBS) — A Delaware man wanted on shoplifting charges shoved baggies of heroin down his baby’s diaper when he was confronted by police, investigators said.

Michael N. Penn was wanted by police for allegedly stealing a Samsung tablet and another item from a Delaware Verizon store in late June.

On Tuesday, police spotted Penn carrying two of his children — ages eight months and five-years-old — and his other child (age seven) was riding his bike next to him.

When police asked Penn to put the children down, investigators say he refused and was observed placing something down his youngest child’s diaper.

Eventually, Penn was taken into custody.

Officers then located 16 baggies of heroin that Penn allegedly shoved down the baby’s diaper.

Penn has been charged Shoplifting, three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Heroin, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

He was released on $4,500 unsecured bond pending a court hearing.

The children were turned over to Penn’s grandmother and DFS will be notified.

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