Teen in custody for reportedly abducting, carjacking 67-year-old woman in Lake City

The boy asked a woman for a ride, but she refused. When he came back, he had a gun and demanded the keys.

A 13-year-old is facing multiple charges for reportedly abducting and carjacking a 67-year-old woman Tuesday in Lake City, according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said the incident happened around 4:05 p.m. The victim, was in her garage on NW Dudley Loop when the teen approached her and asked her for a ride. She refused and he left, only to come back moments later with a gun. He demanded her keys and she handed it over, deputies said.

Deputies said the teen couldn't start the vehicle so she tried to get the keys back. The teen was able to start the car and threatened to shoot the woman if she got out, deputies said.

The victim was able to call 911 and authorities pulled over the teen and Ellis near the area of Main Street and St. John Street. 

The teen was taken into custody and faces charges of armed burglary, carjacking and abduction, as well as driving without a license.

The victim didn't know the teen prior to the incident.

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