Tallahassee teen accused in carjacking

Theodore Anderson

By: WCTV Eyewitness News

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — A Tallahassee teen is accused of carjacking a woman at a local convenience store last month.

Theodore Anderson was just a few days shy of his 18th birthday when he was arrested on September 29.

According to arrest documents, the incident happened at a store at 2460 South Meridian Street.

The victim told police that she went into the store to to make a purchase and when she returned to her car, an unknown suspect opened the passenger side door and got into the vehicle.

The victim said the suspect pushed her out of the vehicle and onto the ground, jumped into the driver’s seat and drove away.

That evening, Leon County deputies spotted the stolen vehicle driving on South Monroe Street near the intersection of Orange Avenue. The vehicle pulled into a gas station and deputies detained the three people inside the car.

The driver, Theodore Anderson, claimed a woman had let him borrow the car. The arrest affidavit says the victim positively identified Anderson as her attacker.

While being detained inside a patrol car, police say Anderson began kicking the inside of the door and refusing to comply with commands.

Following an investigation, Anderson was arrested for the carjacking and booked into the Juvenile Assessment Center.

Anderson, now 18, has since been booked into the Leon County Detention Facility on charges of carjacking and resisting an officer.

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