Atlanta mayoral candidate who voted to defund police has his car stolen by a group of children.
City Council Member Antonio Brown had stepped out of his Mercedes earlier this week to speak to Ben Norman, another community leader, when a group of children who looked to be between 11 or 12 years-old with at least one as young as 6 or 7, stole his car.
“We tried to go there and maybe try to get the kid out of the car. So, Iâ€™m like, what do you do to a kid, right?” Ben Norman told Fox5. “He had already starting figuring outâ€¦I mean they had plans, they knew what they were going to do. He hit the gas and he pulled out, peeled out, and took off.”
“One kid was in the driverâ€™s seat. Ben attempted to open the door to get him out of the car. He fought with Ben. I then engaged and tried to get him out of the car. The three other kids were trying to figure out how to get in the car or stay out of the car. He started to hit on the gas. Ben let go,” said Brown.
Brown filed a report with the Atlanta Police Department, a department he voted to defund. Officers said they found Brownâ€™s car a few hours later but did not say if they made any arrests. Brown said he does not want to press charges.