Abducted 8-year-old Brock Guzman was discovered by police sleeping in a Toyota Corolla, unharmed. The vehicle was stolen from the boy’s home in Fairfield, Northern California.
Police found the boy hours later after issuing an Amber Alert.
It all happened when Brock Guzman’s parents were about to drive him to school in Napa around 4:45 a.m. on Monday. Brock fell asleep at the back seat of the car. His father, who was about to step inside, went back to the house as he had forgotten something. Upon coming back, he found his son and the car missing.
“It sounds like Dad just kind of ran in the house to grab something or get the next kid,” said Fairfield police officer Kathryn McCormick.
An Amber Alert was issued immediately after the incident occurred, and the child, along with the stolen car, was recovered a few miles away.
“This is still an active investigation as the suspect remains at large,” the police said in the statement.
Police urged people not to leave their cars unlocked as several incidents of theft have been registered recently.
Police believed that Brock’s kidnapping was not planned and that it was just another case of theft. No arrest warrant has been issued so far, but police is interrogating neighbors from where the stolen car was recovered. They are looking for security cameras around the areas to track down the culprits.
Police took the car under their custody for forensic examination.
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