Haupert is wanted on felony charges, the news station reported. Immediately after checking his mother in, saying they were evacuating from Hurricane Irma, Haupert allegedly asked how to get to the airport.
“He was in a really big rush, asking where airport was in relationship to hotel," East Point Det. Ebony Johnson told Channel 2.
Johnson said she contacted Haupert shortly after his mother was found wandering, but he told police he’d done nothing wrong.
He “basically said she’s a big girl and can take care of herself,” Johnson told Channel 2.
But Johnson said Haupert can't just bring someone to a foreign place, drop her off and leave her with nothing. Laree had only a train case with old pictures, one phone number, $20 and a few pair of shorts.
Saint Croix marina police told Channel 2 that Haupert lives in the U.S. Virgin Islands and is away on vacation.
His mother remains in the custody of adult protective services, police said.
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