The Richland County Sheriff's Department says a pair of would-be car thieves are wanted after ditching their prize just blocks away from where they stole it.
Investigators said Dekota Radden Jr., 17, and Avion McLeod 17, are both wanted for grand larceny in connection with the incident.
According to the sheriff's department, the duo stole an idling car from a home on the 3200 block of Ragsdale Drive. However, the car's owner was able to find the car just blocks away from his home on Quails Hill Road.
Deputies say the pair ditched the car and fled on foot.
If you have any information about this incident, you are urged to contact Crimestoppers in any of the following ways: Call 1-888-CRIME SC (888-274-6372), Text TIPSC plus your tip info to CRIMES (274637), visit www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and email a tip. Your identity will be kept anonymous, and if your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.