Two Teens Charged for Attempted Carjacking

Two Teens Charged for Attempted Carjacking

Maddi Tobey

Two Cleveland teenagers attempted to carjack a woman outside of a Walgreens in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood. They threw the woman out of her car and stole her keys. The teens were 17-year-old males, who have had several charges placed against them. Both teens were charged with robbery, attempted grand theft and theft.

The teens did not act alone. They had help from Chanel Glanton, 25, who drove a stolen car that was used as a getaway vehicle during the incident. Glanton is also facing a charge of aggravated robbery. A 16-year-old boy is also listed as a suspect in police reports, but he has not been charged.

The victim of the carjacking was a sixty-six-year-old woman. She told investigators that she was walking out of Walgreens just before 8:30 p.m. when she noticed the teens standing by the entrance. She passed them as she put her bags in the back seat of her car. She attempted to get into her vehicle, where she was pushed to the ground by one of the teens. The teen ripped the woman’s car keys out of her hands and tried to start the vehicle. While he was trying to start the ignition the woman got up and walked around to open the passenger-side door.

She attempted to take the keys back when the second teen reportedly got in the backseat and started hitting the woman. Both teens eventually gave up and got out of the car. They left in a 2019 Honda HRV, while a third teen ran away.

Officers found the car a short time later parked on West 25th Street near Althen Avenue, approximately a half-mile from the Walgreens. They found Glanton in the driver’s seat. The two 17-year-olds were found walking on West 25th Street near Barber Avenue and were arrested without incident.

The Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court judge ordered the 17-year-old boys to be held in the juvenile detention center when they appeared Tuesday in court. Both boys are scheduled to appear at May 9 pretrial hearings. Glanton is being held in the Cuyahoga County Jail on $50,000 bond after she waived her right to a preliminary hearing.

Lakewood High School student, Hannah Wolfe, was shocked to hear of the news. “Those boys are around my age and it is crazy to me that they could do something so violent at such a young age.”