A MUM stole a Batman action figure from a toy shop after her young son threw a tantrum.
Mum-of-two Amanda Kilkenny then took toys for her daughter when she became upset in the aisle at Toys R Us.
She admitted stealing £174 worth of goods from the shop when she appeared before Kirklees magistrates.
The Huddersfield bench was told that the theft happened at the Birstall Shopping Park on July 13.
The 36-year-old activated the store alarms when she left and staff searched her pushchair.
Stashed underneath a blanket they found a pile of toys, including Lego, a Batman figure and a remote control car.
Kilkenny was arrested and tested positive for cocaine.
She had her son and daughter, aged five and seven, with her at the time of the theft.
Magistrates were told that the single mum, from Holmewood in Bradford, had limited support and struggled to cope.
She had gone into the shop intending to buy her children a £5 toy but stole after they became upset.
Mike Sisson-Pell, mitigating, said: “Her child threw a tantrum because he wanted a Batman set.
“She couldn’t afford this but put it into the pushchair to keep him quiet.
“Her daughter then got upset and she picked up a Lego set.”
Magistrates adjourned Kilkenny’s case until August 15 when she will be sentenced.
Her bail condition was to comply with the drugs intervention programme (DIP).