Police are looking for a man who stole a car with a child in the back seat on Tuesday morning in Tooele.
According to the Tooele City Police Department, a woman left her young son in the car outside her apartment, near 1900 West and 1900 North, about 7:30 p.m. to go back inside for a moment. That’s when the unidentified man jumped in the vehicle and drove off.
The woman’s father, Guy Ashdown, told FOX 13 that his wife went back to see what was keeping their daughter when the car was stolen.
"As soon as she walked away from the car, [the suspect] ran up, got in the car and took off," Ashdown said. "[My son] was screaming at him, 'Who are you?' and the guy took off down the road.”
The man stopped nearby and ordered the boy out of the car. He was unharmed.
Unified Police later located the stolen car abandoned in a parking lot near 2900 South and 8400 South. Two nearby schools — Magna Elementary and Cyprus High — were temporarily placed on lockdown as a precaution; the lockdown was lifted about 30 minutes later.
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