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Teenage mother uses her 2-year-old to carjack a good Samaritan

By Mason White 12:00 PM January 7, 2014
Taylor Brianne Griffin 

By: John Roberts
(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested after she stole a car from a woman, who gave her a ride.

Taylor Brianne Griffin, 19, of Duluth, Minnesota, used her 2-year-old son to hitch a ride.

A 77-year-old offered to help the teen mother so her child does not have to walk in the cold.

However, Griffin repaid the woman by stealing her car and purse, police said.

According to police, Griffin approached the 77-year-old woman at Walmart in Hermantown, at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Griffin told the woman that she was stranded and asked if she could take her home in West Duluth. Griffin offered the woman money for the ride home.

The victim felt bad that the child was out in the cold, and said the money was not necessary.

At one point during their drive home, Griffin pulled the woman from the car, threw her to the ground, took off with the woman’s purse and other belongings.

Officers later spotted the stolen vehicle, and saw the suspect with her child leaving the residence, police said.

Police found the victim’s credit cards, cell phone and other stolen items in Griffin’s possession.

Griffin is being held in St. Louis County Jail on charges of first-degree aggravated assault, auto theft and child endangerment