America’s largest and most known grocery store Kroger, is once again in news. As according to the news, two people were arrested after police said they stole a woman’s car from the Kroger parking lot. But that’s not all they took. The woman’s two-year-old was in the back seat, too.
Now, from the reported incident, and court orders document it happened just before 9:45 p.m. Monday in the Kroger parking lot in the Pleasure Ridge Park neighborhood. Near the corner of Terry Road and Greenwood Road. Police say they have been called to the scene after someone reported a car theft from the parking lot.
When the officers arrived, they found a woman who told them that the suspects had not only stolen her car, but also her two-year-old, who was in the back seat. She gave them a description of the man who got into the car and the woman who was with him. Police say they eventually found the car – a black 2006 Hyundai Tucson – in an abandoned parking lot near the corner of Lower Hunters Trace and Hesse Lane. It is not clear from the court documents whether the child is still in the car at this time.
According to the arrest reports, the police eventually identified the suspect as 45-year-old Benny Alexander. When confronted, Alexander said that she did not know her partner, who actually stole the car, but was able to give a description. Police say the K-9 was able to get on a track from the abandoned car that drove all the way to a nearby home on the Lower Hunters Trace. The homeowner allowed officers to search the house, and police say they found 45-year-old John Williams in a back bedroom.
Williams matched Alexander’s description, according to court documents. When questioned by the police, the police said that Williams admitted taking the car because he “needed a ride”. The arrest report stated: “It was stated that he did not know that the child was in the car until he turned on the lower hunters.” “When he noticed the child inside the car, he stopped and left the car.” According to the arrest report, Williams said he then ran into the house and tried to “change his appearance” so that he would not be arrested. Police say a jacket found inside the house contained a wallet and the identity of the victim.
Williams’ actions, “create a great risk of death or serious physical injury to the child when he escapes.” He was arrested and charged with kidnapping a minor and robbery by unlawful seizure of a car, endangering him of second degree and tampering with physical evidence. Alexander was re-questioned about the crime, but this time her story was different, according to police. In their second statement, police said they had admitted to knowing Williams and had spoken to him about getting into the car before the car was stolen. Both of them are currently in lockup Louisville Metro. No doubt that this incident would have caused damage to the child, what are your thoughts on it? Let us know in the comment section below!