Mother of special needs child says van keeps getting stolen

Mother of special needs child says van keeps getting stolen

DECATUR, Ga. — Being the mother of a special needs child comes with challenges, but Khalilah Robinson, whose son Cornelius suffered a traumatic brain injury, said car thieves are making life harder.
 
"It's getting to the point where I don't even want to leave the house," Robinson said.
 
Three times since September, police reports show someone has stolen her minivan out of the Columbia Village Apartments in Decatur.
 
Robinson showed Channel 2's Carl Willis how the steering column is broken, the tires were popped and the back row of seats is missing. Robinson said two car seats have disappeared, including one made especially for her son.
 
"They took time to get it fitted and suited for him because of his condition," Robinson said. "Now we just have a regular car seat."
 
DeKalb County officers found 21-year-old Ka'Darrius Dorsey behind the wheel Tuesday and arrested him, but others may be responsible for the theft.
 
The family believes thieves may be using the van to commit other crimes, and they question apartment security.
 
"They never see anything on the cameras," Robinson said.
 
The apartment's corporate office told Willis the gates are working properly and they are providing security coverage. But still this keeps happening.
 
"It's too much. Every time it's my car," Robinson said.