Skip to comments.Missing 12 year old implicated in purse snatch, car theft (Video at link, elderly victim)
Posted on 12/13/2012 7:08:58 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
ROSSVILLE, GA (WRCB) -- A Rossville grandmother says someone swiped her purse and stole her car as she shopped at a local Bi-Lo grocery store.
Her car has been returned, and police say the suspect is a 12-year-old runaway.
"When they got my purse, I just thought my purse was gone, I went out to get my car and my car was gone," said 86-year-old Tiny Alice Cox.
Cox, a working woman, turned her back for a split second while shopping at the Rossville Bi-Lo. That's all it took for the suspect to snatch her purse right out of her shopping cart. She didn't get a close look at who was behind her but she did notice something, "I knew he was young, a young kid."
He was young, shockingly young. Rossville Police Detective David Scroggins said the suspect was 12-years-old. Scroggins said it was the same 12-year-old that was reported missing by Chattanooga Police some two hours after the Bi-Lo incident.
The child is now in custody and Tiny's car was found ditched in a St. Elmo alley. It's since been returned.
"I'm so happy, I couldn't do anything. I couldn't go to work or anything like that without my car," Cox said.
Tiny agreed that something is not right about a child, not old enough to work, stealing from an 86-year-old who still has to work. The Christmas money from her purse and Christmas gifts from her trunk are still missing.
While the past 24 hours have been beyond stressful for Tiny, she found a reason to keep her Christmas spirit right after the robbery.
"I had all my groceries sitting in the buggy which I was going to just leave it," she said. "This nice young couple came up and paid for them and I didn't want them to but they did. So we do have a few nice people in this world. Not a lot but a few."
Not sure it’s a good idea for 86 year olds to be driving.
The world that has been fashioned for us never ceases to amaze me.
I wonder what the little bastard looks like?
She looked in great shape for 86 years old and she’s still working a job.
God bless her!
Tiny Alice Cox
Maybe so, but driving at 86 is not a good idea.
If Obama had a son he would look just......
Tyrus is a black male, 5’2” tall, 140 lbs, and is missing from 1200 E 34th Street, Chattanooga. He has been found and arrested.
Are you kidding me? My mom is 85 and she still drives everywhere. In fact, she drives three days a week about 20 miles each way just to go to her water aerobics class. Both my parents are very capable drivers. My dad will be 87 in a week or so, and he and my mom drive up to their cabin at least once a week which is about 40 miles one way.
My Uncle is 85 and drives to and from two jobs. He has relatives that lived to age 100.
My Dad drove until 99 and quit because people said his reflexes were not good. He lived til 107. I was determined that he be allowed to drive as long as he had DL and insurance. We all must work to pay for our government the way they invent to spend money,...
Is his sister named Pruis?
One size determinations fits all are not an honest evaluation of elderly people. She seems fine to me.
This is not about an accident caused by a woman too old to drive. It’s about theft and a victim of theft. She’s working so if she is feeble as you accuse, she would not be doing that.
Any woman should know NEVER NEVER NEVER to put a purse in a shopping cart in the first place. Any time I see one while shopping, I quietly tell the woman why it’s not a very good idea. I myself have a cross-body purse (google it if you don’t know what that is) and leave it that way when shopping.
“She looked in great shape for 86 years old and shes still working a job.”
Under Obama, I think everybody will still be working a job when they are 86 years old.
On the other hand, there’s cause for concern when elderly people do drive because they have higher rates of fatal crashes per mile driven, per 100,000 people, and per licensed driver than any other group except young drivers. A problem is that elderly drivers don’t deal as well as younger ones with complex traffic situations, and multiple-vehicle crashes at intersections increase markedly with age. Elderly drivers are more likely to get traffic citations for failing to yield, turning improperly, and running stop signs and red lights.