A mother is reunited with her toddler, Tuesday, after watching someone steal the car he was strapped into.
“I didn’t know who it was or what they wanted, where they were going to leave him, what they were going to do with him…” said Elizabeth Barrios, whose daily routine recently turned into her worst nightmare.
“I did what I always did—left my car running with him inside and just [took] the baby inside. It takes me less than two minutes,” Barrios explained.
Barrios was taking her baby brother into Little Seed Evolution Childcare Center near the 200 block of 2nd street. The Ogden mom left her three year-old son, Aiden, in her white 2012 Mazda 3.
“I went back outside, and my car was driving away with my three year-old inside of it,” Barrios said.
Ogden Police responded and quickly learned Barrios had left her cell phone in the car, too.
“They came up with the idea that they were going to contact this cell phone,” explained Lt. Tim Scott, with the Ogden City Police Dept.
To everyone’s surprise, Aiden answered the phone and described the escalating situation to his mom!
“He was just telling me, you know, the guy is going through your purse, he’s getting your purse. I was like, ‘It’s okay. Just stay calm, everything will be okay,’” Barrios recalled.
Aiden also informed authorities when the suspect had left the car. Officers asked the toddler to honk the horn until somebody found him. Aiden complied, and moments later, police found the boy parked nearby in the vehicle.
Authorities say the suspect most-likely took off when the child answered the phone in the backseat. Whoever it is abandoned the vehicle around the 400 block of 3rd street. As for Aiden, he is safe and sound. Everyone seems impressed with boy’s ability to unlock his mom’s phone, answer, and follow instructions.
“Doesn’t surprise me…” said Daniel Severo, who owns Little Seed Evolution Childcare Center. “We know the child, and he is pretty smart,” he said.
“He knows my password, he uses it all the time,” laughed Barrios.
Ogden Police are still looking for the white-male suspect who reportedly has brown hair and a beard.
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Awww…that baby is pretty smart!Kudos to him.
Very smart indeed….Its funny that the criminal ran because the little cuty answered call…. okey. but mothers have been warned severally never to leave thr kids in car alone. she and the child are lucky
Thank God for everytin… Wht a smart kiddo
Wao smart kid
Lucky n smart kid. So impressing.
A big lesson to meeee. Thank God
What a Smart boy but d mum really made a huge mistake apart from this kind of incident, what if d kid tried to unstrap himself& tried to drive away? Thank God for everything sha
I’m sure d mum has learnt her lesson.d thief was not serios or he would have collected d phone n smashed it.lt could be a drug addict looking 4 some change 2 do his thing
What a smart kid is also a lesson 2 all mothers
Lolzz smarty pants
Pretty smart boy. Dis is a big lesson for his mum n oda mums who tend to make such mistakes.One minute for a quick shopping cn turn to a disater.
Smart kid. Dear God i want such oooo
That little one is so smart. Thank God he is safe.
smart kid… I stopped leaving my car engine on with d children inside after my daughter put the car on reverse and pregnant me was behind it talking to someone. well dat a lesson for mums even if it is 5secs it is a lot of time for an active child to cause havoc.
Pretty smart and intelligent!!!
Smart boy but she should be careful not to allow a child that age in the car alone.he may try out certain things himself
smart kid though bt dats kinda risky leaving a child in a car alone.
Thank God for a smart child
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