13-year-old boy charged after allegedly carjacking delivery driver while kids were in vehicle

A 13-year-old boy was charged after allegedly carjacking a food delivery driver who had two children in the backseat in East Garfield Park on Wednesday.

The driver, a 26-year-old woman, got out of her vehicle about 4:30 p.m. in the 600 block of North Christiana Avenue when the teen hopped in and struck her with the car, Chicago police said.

The teen allegedly drove off with two children, a 4-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy, in the vehicle, police said. Moments later, the teen got out of the vehicle while it was still in motion, according to officials.


Police said the vehicle went over a curb and struck a fence several blocks away. No injuries were reported.

The boy was charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.