Technically, it's not brazen if you're not smiling on security camera footage.
An 18-year-old Kentucky man and his 13-year-old girlfriend who have been missing for 12 days are believed to have taken off on a crime spree across the South, authorities said Thursday, during which they're suspected of having stolen at least two vehicles — one of which had guns in it.
"It is imperative that these two be located and apprehended as their behavior is becoming increasingly brazen and dangerous," the Grayson County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
The sheriff's office identified the pair as Dalton Hayes, 18, and his girlfriend, Cheyenne Phillips, 13, whom Cheyenne's father reported missing on Jan. 3. They're accused of stealing a neighbor's red Toyota pickup truck, which was spotted on security video nine days later outside a Walmart store in Manning, South Carolina. The couple themselves were captured on video entering the store.Someone needs to calm down. Americans have more guns than anyone else, and leaving guns in a car is as stupid as it gets.
Have they shot anyone? Nope.
Are they on a run for munchies? Probably.
Which parent thought it was okay for an eighteen year old male to consort with a thirteen year-old girl? Hopefully none of them.
Is this going to lead to a couple of completely innocent people being shot by paranoid idiots? That's a distinct possibility.
Alert me when they're only eight days ahead of the law, okay?
Oh, and South Carolina's age of consent is 14, by the way. Yes, as crazy as that is, this is the law:
The legal age of consent in South Carolina is 16. However, individuals as young as 14 years old are able to consent to have sex with a partner who is 18 years old or younger. Submitting to coercion, especially of an aggravated nature, is not consent.Something tells me that they're just waiting for a berf-day.
In any event, that's some excellent parenting.