Georgia Teen Steals Instacart Shopper’s Car, Abducts His Infant Son

A 13-year-old Georgia girl is in custody in Macon after she allegedly made off with an Instacart shopper’s vehicle with the shopper’s 4-month-old son inside.

Kevin Walker, the baby boy’s father and a friend of the teen and her mother, met up with them on Monday during his rounds, and the girl asked if she could ride along with him, WMAZ reported.

Walker, who had his two sons with him, stopped at a Publix grocery store late Monday morning and went inside with the older boy so the 4-year-old could clean up.

“While he was inside, the 13-year-old got out of the vehicle and got out of the passenger seat. Got into the front seat and drove the vehicle off, which was confirmed by store surveillance,” Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Christopher Williams said.

Authorities issued an Amber Alert, and the boy was found 3 1/2 hours laer at a Days Inn.

The teen’s mother spoke with WMAZ, telling the station it wasn’t the first time her daughter had stolen a car.

“I apologize to the family. But the baby is okay. He is unharmed, and hopefully, I can get some assistance that she needs to get her life back on track,” said the suspect’s mom.

Investigators have not yet said why the girl took the car with the boy inside or why she took him to the motel. She has been charged in juvenile court with theft by taking and kidnapping.

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[Featured image: Kevin Walker’s car leaving the Publix parking lot/Georgia Bureau of Investigation]