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Tallahassee man arrested after stealing mother's car

TPD arrests man after he stole his mother's vehicle
Posted at 3:39 PM, Nov 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-21 14:21:32-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) –  A Tallahassee man has been arrested for pushing his mother to the ground and stealing her car after she didn’t give him permission to take her car. 

Ke'nari Gardner, 25, was arrested by the Tallahassee Police Department on Monday. 

According to arrest documents, on Monday at 12:12 p.m., officers responded to an agency assist call. When police arrived, EMS was on scene speaking with the victim who said her car had been stolen by her son.

Police say the victim’s son, Gardner, got extremely irritated after his mom didn’t give him permission to take her car. The victim said Gardner punched the walls and doors in her bedroom and bathroom while yelling and cussing at her.

The victim told police that Gardner pushed her with both hands causing her to fall into the door frame. She also said that he is responsible for all the damage to her home.

At some point, after Gardner pushed his mother, he took the keys to the car and left the house.

After speaking with the victim, officers left the home and found Gardner driving the vehicle on Apalachee Parkway.

While speaking with officers, Gardner admitted to causing some of the damage inside the house but stated he only hit the doors and walls after his mother hit him.

Based on the evidence, Gardner is facing multiple charges including grand theft of a motor vehicle and domestic battery. 

He was taken to the Leon County Detention Facility.