How many of you remember being left in the car while your parent ran in a store for a few minutes? Hell! To be honest, back in the day, they may have been in the store at least a half hour. But, no one called the cops when they saw you and your cousins or siblings playing around in the car unattended. Now?! Totally different story. As harmless as the act of leaving them inside may seem, folks are unabashedly jacking cars with kids in them.
In Atlanta, Charles Boyd ran into a convenience store to buy ice when he came out and noticed that his car had been stolen. The black Cadillac had his 5-year-old daughter and his 6-year old son in the backseat, but authorities say he didn’t mention that when he called to report the vehicle stolen.
But, fortunately for Boyd he has one witness, Tabitha Robinson, who said she overheard his call to police and he definitely mentioned that his children were in the car. She told the Daily Mail:
“Maybe the police misunderstood him when he said that his kids were in the car. Because [of] how he was talking, it could [have] sounded like he said, ‘My keys in the car.’’
Robinson mentioned that he was in a panic when he saw that the car was missing with his kids in the backseat. The thief even peered through the store window to see if anyone was watching him and he gets in the car and takes off. But, he probably didn’t bet on the children being in the car because he abandoned the vehicle a mere six blocks away where they let themselves out of the car and neighbors helped them.
Boyd even told police that the store had a security guard outside who told him it was “safe” to briefly leave his children. But nevertheless, his word wasn’t good enough and he is being charged with two counts of reckless conduct.
Read more of the story here. The plot thickens because there was even approximately nine bags of weed in the trunk.