MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - “I don’t know what to say to be honest that’s crazy.”
Beverly Anderson is in the same store in Frayser where police say a man and a woman tag teamed stealing a car at the pump that had a 2-year-old inside. It happened Monday at 6 a.m.
The woman whose car was stolen left her 2-year-old grandson inside the running car while she went inside the store to pre-pay for gas. Police released surveillance photos of the woman involved.
Police say the female suspect went inside the store and the man she was with got out of his SUV and took off in the car with the 2-year-old. Then the woman got into the car the man was driving and also took off.
Pastor Ricky Floyd learned from experience not to leave his unattended car running.
“Left my car running. The assumption that nothing could happen in that short period of time is a dangerous assumption.”
I went to the home of the woman who left her 2-year-old grandson in the car, but no one answered the door. At this point it does not appear she has been charged with anything but she could be.
In Tennessee it is a violation to leave your unattended car running. And a violation to leave an unattended child under 7 years old in a car whether its running or not. Beverly Anderson knows what she thinks should happen to the suspects.
“That’s crazy though then you have a 2-year-old in the car with you. Lock her butt up along with him."
The child was let out of the car and is with his mother.
According to the police report, investigators developed a woman as a suspect. She was brought in for questioning Tuesday but released. Police said Wednesday that woman is no longer a suspect.
Police are still searching for the male and female suspects. They may be in the stolen car, a 2004 green and silver Chevy Silverado with a Tennessee tag 7L89JO.