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Cops: Little Boy Gave Carjacker A Dollar

Police said the carjacker asked the child's mother for money.

A mother driving with two children in her car was carjacked on Sound Avenue in Wading River on New Year's Eve, Riverhead Police said.

When the mother had no money to give the alleged culprit, police said her seven-year-old son gave the man a dollar.

According to Riverhead Police, a woman was driving on Sound Avenue, between Hulse Landing Road and Baiting Hollow Hill on Monday with her seven-year-old and one-and-a-half year old children when a man flagged her down around noon.

Although the woman's description of the man was "very vague," Riverhead Detective Sgt. Joseph Loggia said she told police he was a black male of medium build, approximately 5'10, wearing all dark clothing with a hoodie.

Loggia said although the suspect never displayed a weapon, "at some point during the conversation, he asked for money and mentioned he had a gun."

The suspect, police said, got in the vehicle and asked the woman if she had any money; she said no. "Her son gave him a dollar," Loggia said.

Next, police said, the man gave instructions to be driven to Osborn Avenue, where he got out of the car on Middle Road just east of the traffic circle.

Although a number of robberies have taken place in the past weeks, including an incident at Tanger where a woman was tied up, and a robbery at knifepoint of a couple walking to the parking lot after leaving the police said they are not investigating any connection between the robberies.

"We haven't made that leap yet," Loggia said.

Loggia said police are waiting to interview the witness to the alleged carjacking again and the investigation is ongoing.



hunter scott January 06, 2013 at 02:13 AM
I'm black and I wouldn't stop if black male flagged me down
cami January 06, 2013 at 04:47 AM
Why the mom stopped at all is beyond me. But as for her 7yr old ...it just goes to show purity of the heart can change the weakest of minds and soften a cold heart. That little person is a guardian angel....things could have gone way differently. Thank God the children and mom are OK.
Dick Hurts January 06, 2013 at 06:12 PM
Whether I drive alone or with my children in the car, I would never be so idiotic to pull over on the side of the road to pick up any stranger- no matter if they're black, white, indian etc. In this case the kid had more common sense then the mother
Justme January 06, 2013 at 11:49 PM
First of all you nor I were there. If this perpetrator was standing in the middle of the road she had limited split second choices. Foot to the pedal and keep going and might kill him? Try to swerve around him with enough speed to get away? Try to back up safely with enough speed and far enough to turn around? Let's all just be thankful they are safe and that we all keep our doors locked and heighten our awareness while driving.
Carol January 07, 2013 at 10:49 AM
One I will not stop to pick up anyone. I do not trust a shadow in sunlight or dark... And if you are crazy enought to be in the road I will roll over you.. My children will be protected..
Valerie Y Langford January 07, 2013 at 11:30 AM
THIS MOTHER NEED HER HEAD EXAMINED SHE SHOULD HAVE NEVER STOPPED RATHER SHE WAS ALONE OR WITH A CROWD AND DEFINITELY NOT WITH HER TWO CHILDREN. IF SOMEONE WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD BLACK, WHITE, PURPLE OR BLUE I WOULD NEVER STOP IT'S CALLED STUPID TO DO SO. THANK GOD THIS PERSON DID NOT HARM THE KIDS BUT THE FATHER SHOULD SMACK THE MOTHER. AS THE ABOVE STATEMENT READ IF YOUR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET AND YOUR NOT MOVING YOU WILL GET HIT YOUR IN MY SPACE!!!
Just My NAme January 07, 2013 at 05:04 PM
If that duma$$ was standing in the middle of the road, he'd be lying flat after I drove past -- not stopping for anyone I perceive as a nutcase. Better to be the one standing and telling the story than the victim of an unsolved crime.
Justme January 07, 2013 at 09:42 PM
Just my name and Carol...I'm with you 100%.
Full name January 08, 2013 at 02:34 PM
Long islanders suck
Emmy Anne January 09, 2013 at 04:38 AM
@ Hunter Scott.. Rofl!! that's some funny sh!t you said!!
Debbie Perrini January 09, 2013 at 06:46 PM
I used to work for a bank in Riverhead,and have been to the Tanger outlet,downtown Riverhead and its beautiful Aquarium many times .My husband and I would travel east to the North Fork of LI on weekends,as its picturesque countryside was a welcomed change from the busy and crowded South Shore,aka the Hamptons. Riverhead has now become too over-populated,congested and overwhelming. What a shame.
monkey lewis January 11, 2013 at 08:59 AM
Maybe she wanted the BBC?
sandra richards January 18, 2013 at 12:08 PM
Dont make sense to me. Honestly I dont believe the story. What mom is gonna stop for a black man in a hoodie? Isnt everyone scared of black men in hoodies. Remember Travon Martin. I dont buy her story.
monkey lewis January 18, 2013 at 09:44 PM
SANDY HOOK = INSIDE JOB

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