“(She) was a willing participant in that she knew that this armed robbery was going to happen, she served as a lookout and she was also there as this minor (escaped) from the store,” Seminole County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Bob Kealing said.
Surveillance cameras from the Circle K captured the entire robbery, but forensic evidence from a note containing Meador’s son’s fingerprints that was left behind led authorities to the arrest.
When deputies searched Meadors’ home in unincorporated Winter Park, they found a mask and clothing that matched what the robber wore during the robbery, according to the arrest report.
“Had the store clerk decided to use some force to defend themselves, this minor could have been injured or even killed,” Kealing said. “It was a terrible decision on (his mother’s) part.”