Two people face charges after they allegedly brought a 3-year-old with them as they committed a burglary, and then left the child at the scene.
If they’d have left the child at home alone and it was found, they would have faced far more acrimony than if they’d been merely caught at burglary. So it’s a rational choice, sort of.
Making the kid carry a bag of silverware that anchored the kid in place, though, that sort of defeated the purpose.
(Link seen on Hell in a Handbasket.)