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OGDEN, Utah - Authorities said a 3-year-old boy is safe after a suspect stole a car with him inside Tuesday morning.

According to Ogden officers, they were called about a stolen white 2012 Mazda 3 at about 7 a.m. on the 200 block of 2nd St.

Police said the toddler's mother, Elizabeth, was dropping off another child at daycare and left 3-year-old Aiden in the vehicle, as well as her cell phone.

Officers called the Elizabeth's phone hoping either Aiden or the suspect would answer.

Authorities said the 3-year-old boy answered the phone and told officers he was alone in the abandoned car.

Police told Aiden to start honking the horn, he did and authorities found him moments later.

Aiden was not injured and was back with his mother just 45 minutes after the car was stolen.

Check back with Fox 13 for the latest updates. 

Ogden child stolen in car



  • Mimi

    How scary! Don’t leave your kids in the car especially with the keys inside! But what amazes me is that the thief did this in broad daylight with a big risk of other parents or one of the staff seeing him/her. At the very least, the mother should have taken the keys with her and locked the doors. Thieves like this are looking for a quick get away. They’re not as likely to waste time breaking into a car and tearing out the ignition in the daytime where the risk of being seen is very high.

    • Bob Ericson Anderson

      Seriously, some people just have to learn the hard way. Too bad it’s the children of these idiot parents who become part of the lesson.

      • Tom

        How was the woman not cited for child endangerment? She is toted as a hero on national news but is in fact a bad parent, who would ever leave a 3 year old alone in a car for any period of time?

  • Patricia

    How did he get to the horn? He should have been in a car seat and most 3 year olds aren’t strong enough to unlatch themselves yet. Maybe he could . . .

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