A toddler was safely returned to his mother after a man stole her car at a daycare center Tuesday morning. The toddler’s mother, Elizabeth Barrios, was dropping off another child at an Ogden, Utah daycare center while 3-year-old Aiden waited in the 2012 Mazda 3 with the engine running. When the mother returned two minutes later, she saw a man driving her car away with her son in the backseat. The mother called police from the daycare location to report the stolen vehicle. She was extremely emotional as she told the 911 operator what happened.
“Someone stole my car and my baby is in there…Oh my God. My baby is in there!”
Ogden police officers converged on the area to locate the car and child. After learning that Elizabeth’s cellphone was still in the car, police made a phone call in an attempt to contact the car thief. They were surprised when little Aiden answered the phone. His mother told her son to stay calm. The suspect stopped the car and fled. The boy was advised to honk the horn so officers could locate the car. Barrios said,
“He honked the horn until there was an officer there. And we were close and we got to him. He was scared, that’s for sure. But he’s OK.”
Aiden was not injured and was back with his mother just 45 minutes after the car was stolen. The suspect has not yet been found by police.
h/t: Fox News
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