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Newborn Boy Found Safe After 13-Year-Old Girl Steals His Instacart Shopper Dad’s Car, Police Say

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Source: Georgia Bureau of Investigation; Bibb County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 22 2023, Updated 2:49 p.m. ET

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A 4-month-old baby was found safe in Georgia and now officials say a 13-year-old girl was arrested, accused of stealing a car and abducting the infant.

Around noon on Feb. 20, a report came in to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office that a vehicle belonging to Kevin Walker, 26, was stolen from the parking lot of Publix in Macon.

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According to Walker, he was with his two sons, 4-month-old son, Malachi, and a 4-year-old, at a nearby Kroger when he saw his friend and her 13-year-old daughter, Eternity Beamon-Allen. The teen asked to go with Walker while he was doing Instacart, and her mother agreed.

Beamon-Allen got into the car with Walker and his two sons and waited inside the car with Malachi while Walker said he completed two Instacart orders. He then took his 4-year-old son into Publix to clean stains off the child's clothes while waiting for another order to come in.

Walker returned to then parking lot two minutes later and his car, Malachi and Beamon-Allen were all gone, he said.

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Police obtained surveillance footage from the store, which allegedly shows Beamon-Allen get out of the car and into the driver’s seat, reverse the car and pull away.

Authorities issued an Amber Alert and launched an investigation. The infant, stolen vehicle and juvenile were eventually located at a Days Inn by Wyndham in Macon, officials said.

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The infant, unharmed, and stolen vehicle were returned to Walker.

Beamon-Allen was taken to the Regional Youth Detention Center and charged with theft by taking and kidnapping.

"I apologize to the family," the girl's mother told WMAZ. "But the baby is okay. He is unharmed and, hopefully, I can get some assistance that [my daughter] needs to get her life back on track."

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