CLAYTON COUNTY, GA -- Police from two counties are investigating how a 9-year-old boy ended up in the trunk of a suspect’s car.
Investigators haven't said how the mother's ex-boyfriend was able to take the boy, but that the 9-year-old was in the care of his teenage siblings while his mother was at work. She had no idea her son was missing until police found him.
The suspect, Charlie Woods, was not supposed to be with the woman's children or near her home.
Now police are investigating how the boy ended up in the trunk of Charlie Woods' car.
11Alive News cameras were rolling when the alleged kidnapper was being transferred to East Point Police to face charges.
But the crime spree for 54-year-old Woods started early Tuesday morning at a DMV office, when a woman noticed something strange coming from his trunk.
“The caller advised that as she was proceeding through the parking lot, she noticed that a truck of a vehicle was open, and there was a child in there,” said a Clayton County Police spokesperson.
Police said the woman helped the boy out and waited for police to arrive.
While they were waiting, she noticed that the man who had initially gotten out of the car came back, checked the trunk, and after noticing that the child was missing, closed the trunk, got back into the car and tried to leave.
Police caught him before he could leave the parking lot.
11Alive’s LaTasha Givens caught up with Woods to ask what his intentions were with the boy – with whom he was not supposed to have any contact with.
Woods is facing a host of charges from Clayton County and East Point Police.
The boy was check out at a nearby hospital, and has been reunited with his family.
Both Clayton County police and firefighters responded to the scene.
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