Kid carjackers broke legs in crash

Friday, May 8, 2009 10:59 AM
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Police have charged two local teenagers with robbery by force after they tricked a woman outside the Kroger on 15th Street, stole her car, and then crashed it into a house on Milledge Road.

Both suspects broke their right legs in Thursday night's crash. They underwent surgery at the Medical College of Georgia and remain in the hospital, according to police.

Authorities are not releasing the names of the two teens because they are being charged as juveniles.

The boy, 14, had a history of stealing cars and was charged in Columbia County for theft by receiving a stolen vehicle last year, a Richmond County Sheriff’s report said. He was listed as a runaway and had been recently charged with theft by taking by the sheriff’s office.

The girl, 16, had no prior criminal history, according to the report.

Richmond County Sheriff's Investigator Cory Carlyle said the incident began about 8 p.m. when the woman saw two young people who appeared distressed outside the grocery. The teens requested a ride home, claiming that no one would drive them “because they were the wrong color,” the report said.

She said she offered them a ride, and after taking them to an address on Dunns Lane, they said their mother would like to thank her.

After leaving the car to approach the house, she said of the 16-year-old girl got behind the wheel, while the other teen choked her from behind with a lanyard from her sunglasses.

She got away, but they got into her car and drove off.

Police, however, quickly caught up with them and chased them through town at speeds approaching 80 mph.

The girl lost control of the car, crashing it into a porch at a residence at 297 Milledge Road, narrowly missing a man mowing his lawn.

Then the car caught fire, but it was quickly extinguished.

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andywarhol
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andywarhol 05/08/09 - 11:25 am
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So he was 13 last year when

So he was 13 last year when he had a stolen car? Man, when I was thirteen we used to camp in the yard, and play games and crap with our friends. No one ever dreamed of doing crime that young. I see a future Justin Elmore.

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onecatfish 05/08/09 - 11:39 am
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Question. What if he turn

Unpublished

Question.
What if he turn 14 in June of last year and then stolen a car in July. Would that change your post? :)

MeinAugusta2
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MeinAugusta2 05/08/09 - 11:44 am
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A history of stealing cars at

A history of stealing cars at 14????? Where are his parents? My parents would have killed me if I had even thought of doing something wrong, and thank God they raised me that way. That is part of what is wrong with society - there are no consequences for doing wrong. Many parents don't care as long as they don't have to be bothered. God help us.

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3572 05/08/09 - 11:48 am
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First of all he should not

First of all he should not have been on the streets after already stealing one car. And till you put prayer back in schools alllow parents to start raising there kids you are going to have these problems. I bet he's a runaway because he don't want to listen to the parents. The laws need to stop giving these children a smack on the hand when they break to law .

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 05/08/09 - 11:52 am
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The sad thing is that he is

The sad thing is that he is committing crimes, so his name should be published regardless of his age. A little public embarassment might go a long way.

andywarhol
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andywarhol 05/08/09 - 11:58 am
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It wouldn't change my post if

It wouldn't change my post if he was 17 with a history of stealing cars. Freedom came for me when I turned 16 and bought my first car. At 13 mom and dad should know your every move.

andywarhol
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andywarhol 05/08/09 - 11:59 am
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Send him to juvi so he can

Send him to juvi so he can loose his virginity. That fear kept me from ever wanting to go to one of those places.

MeinAugusta2
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MeinAugusta2 05/08/09 - 12:01 pm
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andywarhol - he's probably

andywarhol - he's probably already lost his virginity. Shoot, kids these days are having babies at 13 and 14, or younger.

MeinAugusta2
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MeinAugusta2 05/08/09 - 12:03 pm
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And since he was trying to

And since he was trying to choke the lady, his charges should include assault, or even attempted murder.

andywarhol
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andywarhol 05/08/09 - 12:14 pm
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MeinAugusta, I'm talking

MeinAugusta, I'm talking about the not so nice man-to-man treatment in jail.

lynninga
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lynninga 05/08/09 - 12:22 pm
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Let all the young people go

Let all the young people go and work in a day care for alest one year and I bet they will think twice about having kids at a young age. Trust me this works I have seen it.

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KingJames 05/08/09 - 12:45 pm
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I'm not sure if the boy was

I'm not sure if the boy was listed as a runaway before or after he was arrested. But, if he was listed as a runaway before this incident, then some type of parenting was going on. I don't think everytime a kid does something wrong that people should automatically assume it is the parents' fault. Some kids are just bad, no matter how good or how bad their parents are at raising them. At age 13 or 14, parents usually begin to allow their kids to go a few places with their friends for a few hours. If the kid does something bad in a situation like that, then how is it the parents' fault? Parents are to raise their kids to the best of their ability, instill values, and then at some point trust the kids to do the right thing when they are away from home. If they don't, the parents should come down hard on the kids and make them earn that trust again. I'm not saying that's what happened in this case. I'm just saying bad kids are not always the result of bad parenting.

Signal Always
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Signal Always 05/08/09 - 01:08 pm
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Sweet justice. If only they'd

Sweet justice. If only they'd been killed in the wreck.

Erayzer
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Erayzer 05/08/09 - 03:58 pm
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Wow, a few can really mess it

Wow, a few can really mess it up for many. This considerate lady will probably never give a hand to "someone of color" again. Hope she puts this past her and doesn't change whats obviously in her heart; a lot of kindness.

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mad_max 05/08/09 - 06:07 pm
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Both of these heathens need

Both of these heathens need to go staight to the little room where they put the needles in their veins. Anybody taking odds that some fine upstanding Augusta judge gives them probation? In 4 or 5 years some neighborhood in town will be rioting and protesting because some poor RC deputy has shot them and some mother will be bo-hooing on TV about "why'd they shoot my baby".

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The Martian 05/08/09 - 07:05 pm
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I agree w/ MeInAugusta,

I agree w/ MeInAugusta, choking should equal attempted murder. He just sounded like a stupid little punk until I read that part, at which time he turned into a violent stupid little punk. But he'll probably just get a little slap on the wrist.

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disssman 05/08/09 - 07:07 pm
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strange that both have the

strange that both have the same broken leg. were they sitting on each others lap? I agree that mad max has it pegged right. The problem is the lawyers are going to be the big winners again. I think the law should be changed to reflect that parents are responsible for their kids both good and bad. If a child is too young to go to jail, then mom or dad( if he can be identified) should serve out jubiors sentence, or better yet take the family off food stamps and public housing. If we do the latter, we would see a marked improvement in behavior.

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willistontownsc 05/08/09 - 08:16 pm
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lock that boy up for life!

lock that boy up for life!

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Tots 05/08/09 - 08:22 pm
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KingJames12:45am-your so

KingJames12:45am-your so right.I told my kids you get into trouble and the law wonts me to pay to get you out.I'll sign you over to the state.Cause if you dont care for me or yourself then you need to go.I'll help you once and stand by you hope you will change and learn.Cause I still remember some of the stupid stuff I did.Lord help the stuff I put my dad threw.

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BIGDADDY1 05/08/09 - 08:46 pm
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Where are the parents.. I

Where are the parents.. I would be in traction as I would not be able to sit on my arse

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APiratesLife4Me 05/08/09 - 09:08 pm
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BigDaddy, I am sure Antwon

BigDaddy, I am sure Antwon and Masheka are out pimpin' somewhere! LOL......

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marien 05/08/09 - 09:34 pm
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All I can say is broken leg

All I can say is broken leg or not I would be whipping that a.. these kids are out of their mind. I hope this will teach them a lesson. My sons were reminding me today how I stayed on their backs to keep them out of trouble and I reminded them that they are now college graduate, high school graduates, and that nothing in life is free you work hard for the things you want to have.

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dhd1108 05/09/09 - 03:17 am
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it'll keep them from runnin

it'll keep them from runnin so quickly from their next crime scene. i'm all for the breaking of carjackers legs. vote for me 2012

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mieshel 05/09/09 - 10:46 am
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see the kids can call the

see the kids can call the police on parents for beating their butts. But I wouldnt care, i would light their arses up like a christmas tree,,lol ..My kids know better,

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