Man accused of throwing girlfriend’s son into street
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police are investigating a report that a man stole his girlfriend’s car and threw her young son into the street.
A car theft call sent emergency crews flying to Chelsea and Springdale on Saturday.
Police told WREG it started when suspect Lajonte Kizer, who is currently wanted on a separate theft charge from last month, was arguing with his girlfriend at a local apartment complex. He took off in her red Chevy Blazer.
The woman walked to the Nite-N-Day Food Mart to call for a ride. Kizer came to the store to return the car.
Authorities said she refused to give him a ride home, and they began to argue again.
She fastened her 2-year-old son in the car.
According to police documents, Kizer started to back out as the victim was still reaching into the passenger side door.
The impact knocked her to the ground.
Kizer reportedly ran over one of her legs and then took off going south on Springdale, where he threw her 2-year-old son in the middle of the street.
“I didn’t know nothing about it. This is the first I’m hearing of it,” said Roosevelt Edwards who lives near the suspect reportedly dumped the child. He was not home at the time.
Police said the boy started running for the car, but Kizer got out in the middle of traffic, and threw the boy on the sidewalk.
He then got back in the car and took off.
The store told WREG it handed surveillance video over to police.
While no one answered the door at the victim’s address Tuesday, the once stolen car was clearly in the driveway.
Police said the suspect returned it that same night.