A 13-year-old boy was arrested after police say he stole a car in Lake City, taking the vehicle’s elderly owner along with him.
The 67-year-old woman told deputies with the Columbia County Sheriff’s office the boy approached her asking for a ride while she was unloading groceries at her house.
She told him no and he left, but the teen came back with what officials later determined to be a pellet gun, showed it to her and took her keys, according to the sheriff’s office.
He struggled to start the car, so she jumped in. The teen threatened to shoot her if she got out and drove away. The woman called 911 and was able to tell dispatchers where the car was going.
Police were able to find the vehicle and immobilize the vehicle to stop the teenaged driver. The 13-year-old boy is facing charges that include carjacking and abduction, according to the sheriff’s office.