I have to say that I agree with the car thief:
Crystal Leary told them she had gone into the store to quickly grab a couple of items and left her 4-year-old son in the car with the engine running.
While she was inside, a man got into the car and drove off with the boy inside.
Leary says the suspect then drove back to the store and yelled at her, threatening to call the police because she left her son in the car. He ordered her to get the boy out of the car then drove off again.
It’s stupid enough to leave your car unlocked. Even more stupid to leave the keys in the ignition with or without the engine running…but if that turns out badly, you’re just losing property.
To do that with your kid in the back is flat out child neglect. And I’d bet this wasn’t anywhere near the first time either. The odds of her leaving the kid in the car with the engine running for the first time ever coinciding with the relatively rare event of having the car stolen is astronomical.
Maybe the thief should have taken the kid to the nearest child protective services office rather than give him back to the mom…”here, I found this in the back seat of an abandoned car…”