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'My Baby!' Woman Screams as Carjacker Drives Off with Son

Listen to the 911 call from a frantic Park Ridge mother last week after a man drove off with her 5-year-old son in the car.

Courtesy of the Park Ridge Police Department
Courtesy of the Park Ridge Police Department

The story, thankfully, has a happy ending. But the raw anguish in the mother’s voice is palpable in the five-minute 911 call to police after she saw a man drive off in her car with her sleeping son inside last week.

The Chicago Tribune obtained the 911 call from the breathless and frantic woman. “Oh my god, my baby,” she wails “My baby’s in the car.”

The 5-year-old was found safe inside the car a couple hours later in an alley in Skokie. Police arrested an Evanston 18-year-old two days later. He’s been charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking, aggravated kidnapping and possession of a stolen vehicle.

The mother, who is pregnant, was unloading groceries in her driveway when the man drove off with the car and her son. She jumped on the car’s hood and screamed at the driver, telling him her son was in there, according to the Tribune. He drove off and she then called police.

dude whatshisname March 03, 2014 at 07:39 PM
Were the windows down? Was the door opened at the time she told him that? I give up... you win S! You're right, the important thing is not the baby was found safe, the important thing is he didn't listen. Gotcha S ;)
jim March 03, 2014 at 07:45 PM
how about he probably saw the kid in back seat when he got into car and again when he was backing car up. Just admit it Rick you think it was her fought
jim March 03, 2014 at 07:48 PM
fault not fought
Frank Leeza March 04, 2014 at 03:19 AM
People get so judgmental about these things. The mother made a mistake (which wouldn't even have been a mistake in a society with less crime). We all make mistakes, right?
dude whatshisname March 04, 2014 at 04:19 AM
I agree Frank. I never did judged mom, all I've been trying to say is thank God the baby was found and safe. S somehow turned into a big thing!

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