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Escape from Children Services
June 12, 2013 permalink
Teenager Chiann Morrow was desperate to escape children's services in Ohio after she was condemned to a institution. As she was being driven to the facility she attacked her driver and carjacked the vehicle. She was arrested a day and a half later.
Teen girl accused of carjacking a caseworker is arrested
A 16-year-old girl accused of carjacking a Franklin County Children Services aide was arrested this morning driving the stolen car.
Bruce Cadwallader, a spokesman for Children Services, said Chiann Morrow was picked up at 1:30 a.m. at Cleveland and E. 2nd avenues.
She was charged with a delinquency count of receiving stolen property but will likely face other charges, Cadwallader said.
Morrow was being driven from the department’s intake unit in Whitehall to a West Side placement center about 10:40 p.m. on Monday when she attacked the worker while at a stoplight near I-70 and W. Mound Street, Cadwallader said.
She climbed from the back seat of the Toyota Corolla and pushed the 57-year-old woman out of the vehicle, he said. An 18-year-old man saw the attack and tried to intervene but was dragged 30 feet by the car as Morrow sped off. Both the worker and the man were treated at a local hospital.
Children Services Director Chip Spinning thanked the man for helping at the risk to his own safety.
The incident was out of character for Morrow, who had been calm and compliant for the three hours she spent at intake, Cadwallader said. She was being placed in a facility because she didn’t want to return to her foster home.
Aides transport children daily across Columbus to placement facilities and foster care. Assaults like this are rare, Cadwallader said.
Source: Columbus Dispatch