Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is usually a pretty hectic day for retailers. It’s hard enough to watch out for the safety of customers and keep things from being broken much less keep an eye out for shoplifters but Sonya Carter and her Uncle Jerry Martin have allegedly hit the Target in Atlanta before and security was keeping an eye out for them this time.
Carter was allegedly using her 11-year-old son as a decoy while she and Martin would stash items in his wheelchair. The last time they were in this particular Target location the pair allegedly got away with two Nintendo Wii consoles. The ill-gotten booty this time around? Three Nintendo games for the Wii they claim they never stole, an electric razor and batteries.
This time around Sonya Carter and Jerry Martin were carted off to the Graybar motel while her son watched. A family member later picked up and took custody of her son.
Carter is charged with two counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, Disorderly Conduct, Conspiracy to Commit Shoplifting and Theft by Shoplifting and is lodged in the Fulton County Jail on $3,500 bond. Martin, who has been locked up in the Fulton County Jail at least three prior times on similar charges, is charged with three counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, Criminal Trespass and four felony Shoplifting charges. He’s being held on $1,000 bond.