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Thief carjacks muscle car from Fulton Co. judge

ATLANTA -- Atlanta police are investigating after someone carjacked the high-powered muscle car belonging to the son of a Fulton County judge.

The incident happened in the 900 block of Saint Charles Avenue NE and involved Superior Court Judge Karen Smith Woodson.

Woodson and her son Devon had exited his Hellcat edition Dodge Challenger when two men brandished a pistol and fled in the car.


An Atlanta police report says Devon Woodson had just received the car as a gift from his brother.

Sunday evening the pair visited the St. Charles Ave. address to pick up a passenger. Two men took the vehicle and property left in the car by Judge Woodson and her son, including two Apple Iphones.

After the car disappeared, Atlanta police tracked Mr. Woodson's Apple Iphone 6 to a location on Lakewood Ave. An APD patrol unit found the car unoccupied. A witness told police they saw two men exit the vehicle and get into another Dodge Challenger.

Crime scene technicians took fingerprints and eight "touch DNA swabs" from the stolen car's steering wheel, radio and gear shift.

"Carjacked vehicles, we process all the way," said APD spokesman Sgt. Greg Lyon. "We have our crime scene techs come out and process that, because they've got all the magic tricks and stuff they do. That's normal. That's standard for carjacked vehicles."

When police recovered the vehicle, Judge Woodson's phone was gone. An Ipad and a .40 calibre handgun belonging to Devon Woodson had also been taken from the vehicle, according to an Atlanta police report. The car was returned to Devon Woodson.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Hellcat is the high-end model of some Dodge vehicles that typically sports a higher horsepower - and a higher price tag.