Sheriff: 8-year-old steals babysitter’s car at knife-point in Christian County, Ky.


An eight-year-old boy accused of threatening his babysitter with a knife then stealing her car Friday morning in Christian County, Ky. was reportedly captured not far from the scene.

The Christian County Sheriff’s Office responded around 9 a.m. to McBride Lane, north of Crofton.

The babysitter told deputies that the boy, armed with a knife, stole her car but only made it a few yards before the vehicle became stuck, investigators said.

Deputies reported the eight-year-old was transported to Cumberland Hall Hospital, a mental facility, for evaluation following the incident.

It is not clear if the child will be charged.

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