Police are still
searching for the man who stole a paper carrier's SUV with her sleeping
12-year-old grandson inside.
It all happened while
they were on their way to deliver the Sunday paper, but instead of delivering
the news, she was trying to find her grandson.
Margaret Grayson never
imagined making the front page of the same paper she's been delivering for more
than 30 years.
Monday's headline read "Child,
broken," said Grayson. "Like it was all my fault, everyone wants to blame me."
Grayson was on her way
to her usual route on Sunday morning to deliver the paper while her 12-year-old
grandson, Christopher, slept in the back seat.
"So I get through
rolling," she said. "I load the car and
I go to Parker's to buy gas because my car is blinking ‘empty, empty, empty.'"
She filled up at the Parker's
near DeRenne and Skidaway and then ran inside quickly, careful not to wake her
"I didn't want to
leave him at the pump," she said. "I pulled up to the door, left it running. I
get halfway across the floor to the drink machine and he had already grabbed my
Her car, along with
Christopher, was gone.
Still waiting for
police to respond, Grayson said her fellow paper carriers sprung into action.
"But the paper carriers
on our route, our drop, chase him down Skidaway Road to Henry Street," she
While they lost the
driver there, another paper carrier spotted him at a Walmart, but he got away
Three hours later
police found the car near the Coastal Empire Fairgrounds with Christopher
unharmed, but with a criminal still on the loose, Grayson said the police needs
to do more to catch the man responsible.
"Total relief, but
still no respect for the city police department," she said.
Grayson said she hopes
gas stations start cracking down on loitering to prevent situations like this.
Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 06:48:05 GMT
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