Stunning video captured the moment an alleged carjacker pulled over and abandoned a 2-year-old boy who was in the car he stole during an incident in Oakland.
Bystanders took care of the boy until police could arrive and reunite him with his mother.
The car with the boy was allegedly stolen outside of the mother’s home in Oakland on Tuesday.
The video that was obtained by KGO-TV showed the alleged carjacker carry the boy out of the car and drop him off on the street outside a warehouse in San Leandro. A minute later, a bus stops near the child and a bus driver comes out to help him. Other bystanders are seen taking care of the child.
The boy was found four miles away from his mother’s home in Oakland.
KGO also captured the moment police reunited the boy with his mother.
The mother was able to help the police by realizing that she had left her cellphone and Airpods in the stolen car. She was able to obtain the location of the stolen vehicle by signing in to the Find My Phone application.
Police found the car in the parking lot of a McDonald’s fast food restaurant.
“The mother was able to give us continuous updates, at one point showing that the device appeared to be on Tiburon Boulevard,” said Marin County Sheriff Adam Schermerhorn. “The security camera footage showed a male and a female exit the stolen vehicle and then leave going northbound behind the McDonald’s.”
Police said they were able to find the two suspects sitting a nearby bus stop.
Law enforcement records say that 34-year-old Viorel Andrei Morari of Oakland was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, child abuse, and carjacking, among other offenses.
Here’s the stunning carjacking video:
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