Kid in car? Momma says No Ducking Way Buckwheat. We teach “Fight to your last breath”. Sounds like she whooped him then followed and turned him in.
You have COPS, Jerry Springer, and Fox News just by walking out your front door!
Any word on what the federal charge is?
Is that a federal crime? All happening in one place within the one state, I would think that’s a state thing?
I am NOT a lawyer, though I do Google.
" However, as noted, kidnapping is only considered a federal offense under certain situations, such as when a victim is transported across state lines in interstate or foreign commerce and not released for at least 24 hours. Under 18 U.S. Code Chapter 55, there are some related statutes, including:
- 18 U.S.C. 1202 – ransom money;
- 18 U.S.C. 1203 – hostage-taking;
- 18 U.S.C. 1204 – international parental kidnapping."
Sounds like it’s State
(1) (a) As used in this section:
(i) “Against the will of an individual” includes without the consent of the legal guardian, caretaker, or custodian of an individual who is a dependent adult.
(ii) “Dependent adult” means the same as that term is defined in Section 76-5-111.
(iii) “Minor” means an individual who is 14 years old or older but younger than 18 years old.
(b) Terms defined in Section 76-1-101.5 apply to this section.
(2) An actor commits kidnapping if the actor intentionally or knowingly, without authority of law, and against the will of an individual:
(a) detains or restrains the individual for any substantial period of time;
(b) detains or restrains the individual in circumstances exposing the individual to risk of bodily injury;
(c) holds the individual in involuntary servitude;
(d) detains or restrains a minor without the consent of the minor’s parent or legal guardian or the consent of a person acting in loco parentis; or
(e) moves the individual any substantial distance or across a state line.
(3) A violation of Subsection (2) is a second degree felony.
This is one of the responses in the comments to the article:
“The federal carjacking statute, 18 U.S.C. § 2119, makes it illegal to take someone else’s motor vehicle by force, violence, or intimidation. An unsuccessful attempt to perform a carjacking is also a violation of the federal law against carjacking.”
From a random web site:
" Carjacking is outlawed at the federal level under 18 U.S. Code § 2119 if all the following things are alleged to have taken place:
- The accused must have taken a vehicle that has been transported, shipped, or received in interstate or foreign commerce,
- The accused must have taken the vehicle by using force or intimidation,
- The accused took the car knowingly, and
- The accused intended to cause death or serious bodily injury to the victim when the car was demanded or taken
An individual could be properly charged and convicted under this statute even if they were not successful in stealing the car but attempted to do so."
Glad this woman was able to fend off the car jacker.
But this was a significant error:
“She left the vehicle running and the driver’s door open while she went to check the tire pressure,”
I pull my key and take it with me pretty much any time I get out of the vehicle even if it is just for a second. Even if I’m in the middle of nowhere I lock my doors if I’m going to get any distance from the vehicle or there are people I don’t know nearby. Many of my coworkers think I’m a bit silly for doing this but not the several who have accidentally locked their keys in their vehicle or had stuff stolen while they were working within sight of their vehicles.
Criminals are always on the lookout for easy targets.