NC teen accused of stealing car with girl inside; biting officer, asking police to shoot him

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A 15-year-old boy in North Carolina is accused of stealing a car with a 7-year-old girl inside, challenging officers to shoot him and biting an officer’s hand.

WSOC reported that the unnamed suspect stolen the car from a Food Lion grocery store parking lot Thursday afternoon in Charlotte.

A mother pulled up to the store and went inside, but left her car running with her daughter in the backseat, according to police.

The teenage suspect was leaving the store when he saw the car, still running with the keys in it.

He allegedly got into the car and kicked out the girl in the backseat. Police said the girl then ran into the store and told her mother what happened.

The suspect drove off and police eventually found and arrested him, according to authorities. A police official said he “challenged our officers to shoot him” and “bit one of the officers in the hand.”

Police took him into custody after the alleged incident. The suspect’s name is not being released because of his age.