An 8-year-old boy was sitting in the back seat of his mother’s car when two men got in, turned around, and asked him where he went to school, police said.
So he told them, and the men dropped him in front of his elementary school in Norfolk, Virginia.
Perhaps they were carjackers with a conscience.
The two men stole the mom’s vehicle as it sat outside a Norfolk Post Office, where she works, Police Cpl. Melinda Ray told INSIDE EDITION.
The engine was running, the keys were in the ignition and the boy was inside listening to the radio, Ray said. Apparently it was a work day routine – the mother started work before the child went to school, so she would leave him sitting in the car for 20 or 30 minutes and then come out and drive him to school, Ray said.
Why not bring the boy inside?
“That is a good question,” Ray replied. Police are considering whether to press charges against the woman.
The child was unharmed. The vehicle was found abandoned about three miles from the school.
After the mother reported her son and her car were missing, police discovered the child at school, Ray said.
“When we got there, he was just sitting in his homeroom class like nothing had happened,” Ray said. “He thought his mother had just arranged for someone else to take him to school.
“But when learned what had happened, he was quite frightened,” she said.
Because the woman had left her cell phone in the car, she was able to track it using the Find My iPhone app. Police found it about three miles away on Silbert Road, but the suspects were gone.
The two suspects remain at large. They’re described as skinny black men, in their late teens to early twenties.
One man was wearing a hoodie, and the other man was wearing a coat.
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This is probably a rare event, right? Either these two carjackers wanted nothing to do with being charged with a kidnapping or they just didn’t want to take the time to find a car they could break into without a kid in it. I mean – the car is running with the keys in it. How simple is that?! Lazy or stupid, maybe, but at least they were compassionate about the little boy and his needs. It’s amazing that this little boy was not initially alarmed and just thought his mom arranged for someone else to drive him to school. I have to ask, why would a mom leave an 8-year-old in a car with the engine running in the first place? Come on Man!
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