ATLANTA - A dinner out with her family turned dangerous for a young mother. The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, said she was putting her baby boy in his car seat on June 13 outside the OK Cafe in Buckhead, when she was forced to turn over her keys to a gunman.
“I saw the passenger draw a gun, start approaching us, start demanding the keys. He said, ‘I’ll shoot you, I’ll kill you.’”
The sun was still shining in the crowded parking lot. This victim said she snatched her son out of the car, and ran from the Mercedes sedan.
She told FOX 5 News she needed to be in the Fulton County courtroom Friday, to help ensure the teen she said terrified her family does not strike again.
The accused armed carjacker is Carlos Twine, 19. His defense attorney told the court police arrested the wrong guy. He asked for bond.
Twine is also accused in another carjacking that same day, involving the same type of vehicle.
Grandmother Anita Thomas said she was getting out of her Mercedes with her two grandchildren in a Lenox Square parking deck when he approached her with a gun. They ran.
Fulton County Judge Doris Downs denied bond for the teen, based on his past record, that includes multiple arrests on theft charges.
“I believe the defendant poses a threat or danger of committing another felony,” she explained.
No word on Twine’s next court date.