This is so sad. A similar thing happened here in Sweden this weekend. A young couple with a 3 month old baby in the back seat went to a convenience store to buy diapers. The husband went inside, and the wife stayed in the car. She suddenly realized they also needed milk or something and left the car, keys in ignition and motor running to go inside to tell her husband.
As she’s walking into the store, someone is walking out. Wife realizes she has left her wallet in the car and tells her husband to go out and get it for her. He goes out, only to see the car starting to pull out. He grabbed a hold of the handle but had to let go.
The police are called to the place and involves virtually everyone to search for the car, taxi drivers, newspaper deliverers and anyone else driving around. The car was discovered at 6 in the morning, 7 hours after the car had been stolen. The car thief had just stolen the car on a whim, he’d seen it outside the store with the motor running and couldn’t resist taking it to drive home. (He lived about an hour and a half away.) Halfway there, he discovered there was a baby in the back seat, and he abandoned the car where he was sure it would be discovered, and then, get this, he had watched it until someone came along and noticed it! I don’t know whether to admire this guy or want to hit him in the head with a baseball bat. he turned himself in to the police later on and has been crying on the news saying he had no idea there was a baby in the car.
Anyway, the baby had a temperature of 36.5, and will be just fine.