A Norcross teen told police that three men knocked on his door Christmas night, pulled a gun and knife on him, and forced him to steal his mother's car, which he wrecked.
According to the Norcross Police report, Gwinnett County Police contacted the city department so that Norcross could look into an incident concerning a local woman and her car that had crashed in Lawrenceville.
Police found the driver to be her 15-year-old son, who did not have permission to drive it.
When officers spoke to the son later that evening, he told them that the incident started at approximately 3 a.m after he heard knocking at the door. He opened the door and saw three men, one of whom he recognized as someone he went to school with.
The peer was holding a knife, the son said. Another man pulled out a gun and instructed him to get his mother's car keys, or else he would shoot at his house. With his red-nose pit bull by his side, the son got the keys and tried to give it to the suspects, but they told him he was going with them to drive the car.
After they all got in the car with the dog, the suspects talked about robbing a house. The son tried to slow down the car, but the man with the gun pointed it at him and told him to drive faster or he was going to kill him. The knife was also placed against his neck.
He told police that he jerked away from the knife and wrecked the car on purpose. The suspects ran from the scene and took the son's dog. A woman and her husband come out from a nearby residence, and he asked them to call police.
The mom told police that the afternoon after the accident, her son arrived home in a black Jeep Cherokee by someone she believes to be the suspect from her son's school. She felt it was odd because he stopped by to speak to him hours after the accident.
She told police she tried to talk to her son about the accident, but he showed no concern about it. She told him he was not welcome at her house and he could not come back.
The son described the suspects as all black males. Aside from his peer, one was wearing a hoodie and the other had red hair.
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