CHICAGO (CBS) — An 88-year-old woman was safe at home on Thursday, after a 14-year-old carjacker stole a car while she was in the back seat.
The car was stolen from the parking lot of a Walgreens at 901 W. Touhy Av. in Park Ridge around 6:50 p.m. Wednesday. The woman was sitting in the back seat while waiting for a family member who had gone into the store.
A 14-year-old boy saw the car still running, hopped in, and drove away.
Police said it’s possible the teen stole the car before noticing the woman was in the back seat. Eventually, he dropped her off at home before continuing on.
“Unknown at what point during the commission of the crime; but he did make the decision to let her out of the car,” Park Ridge Police Deputy Chief Lou Jogmen said. “It’s the first time that I’m aware of it here in Park Ridge for sure.”
The woman was unharmed.
“We obviously made sure that she was okay; shaken up, scared, but for all intents and purposes she was okay and unharmed,” Jogmen said.