CRESTVIEW—A 26-year-old woman was arrested Monday after she stole a vehicle with a child inside at the Tom Thumb on South Ferdon Boulevard.


At approximately 3:05 p.m., Sabrina L. Livingston stole the vehicle and immediately drove away, according to a press release from the Crestview Police Department.



The vehicle, a red cadillac, was owned by Jayla Thompson and her boyfriend Edward Williamson, who were selecting movies from a RedBox outside of the gas station.


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Thompson’s 1-year-old son was sitting in the back seat of the car at the time.


The couple both tried to get into the vehicle and stop Livingston but were unsuccessful, the release said.


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She quickly drove south on Ferdon Boulevard about two miles. A deputy with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office observed the vehicle turn onto Interstate 10, driving eastbound toward Walton County.


The Florida Highway Patrol was notified and quickly assisted in the search for the vehicle along the interstate.


A short time later, deputies of the Walton County Sheriffs Office who were searching for the vehicle, observed it exit onto State Road 285, according to the release.


The vehicle began driving north towards U.S. Highway 90 and then drove into the Raceway gas station near the intersection of State Road 285 and U.S. Highway 90.


Livingston was apprehended at 3:29 p.m., only 24 minutes after the abduction occurred. The child was not injured during the incident. Livingston was detained by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office.


She was delivered to the Walton County Jail and has been charged with grand theft auto and kidnapping while in the commission of a felony.