The mother of a 14-year-old boy, who is accused of carjacking an 81-year-old woman outside a Florida Walmart, called 911 after seeing video footage of him on TV and turned her son over to the police.
According to an arrest report obtained by Local10 news, Ramona Gorden surrendered her son to Lauderdale Lakes police after the case was publicized in the media.
“I turned my son in. I do not condone anything like this,” Gordon told WSVN-TV. “When I saw it, he wasn’t aware that he was on TV. I called the police right away and had them come and get him.”
NTD reported earlier that a 14-year-old boy from Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, had been arrested in connection with the incident, and he’s being charged as an adult.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office said that Shaquille Dixon is one of three juveniles who was involved in the carjacking of an elderly woman at gunpoint. The incident happened on Jan. 15, during daylight hours at a parking lot of the Walmart Supercenter in Lauderdale Lakes.
Police said that Dixon was taken into custody on Jan. 19 and is now facing a felony carjacking charge. Officers are still searching for the other two and are asking anyone with information to come forward.
Surveillance video from the sheriff’s office shows the trio—all teenagers—following the victim into the store from the parking lot of the shopping center.
They can be seen re-emerging into the parking lot once the woman had finished her shopping.
The woman can be seen walking back to her car as the three robbers split up: two flanked the victim while a third approached from the front.
One of the perpetrators is accused of pointing a gun at the victim and demanding the keys to the woman’s brown 2015 Toyota Corolla.
The woman handed the keys over and the boys nearly hit her with the vehicle as they pulled out of the parking lot, WFOR-TV reported.
Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.
NTD contributed to this report.