Woman drove stolen car into parking lot full of cops, police say

Police say Tesia Cain pulled the stolen car into the wrong parking lot – because it was filled with cops.

It was the same Walmart parking lot, on Old Boynton Road, where more than two dozen police officers had gathered for the Boynton Beach Police Department's 7th annual Shop-with-a-Cop children's event.

Officers knew something was wrong around 3 p.m. Wednesday, shortly after a red Toyota Camry rolled into the parking lot, according to a Boynton Beach Police report.

A K-9 officer received a stolen car alert in his patrol car. The alert said the car had recently been stolen from West Palm Beach. An officer then pulled the car over.

Inside the car, police found Cain, her boyfriend, Dwayne Durham, and her three young children. None of the children – ages 4, 5, and four months – were wearing safety belts.

Officers searched Durham, found a loaded .45-caliber handgun in waist band and charged him with armed trespassing. Police booked Cain in the Palm Beach County on charges of grand theft auto and child neglect.

Authorities turned the children over to their father.

 

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