3-Year-Old in Stolen Car Helps Police Find Him by Answering Mom's Phone
A 3-year-old Utah boy helped police find him last week by answering his mother's cell phone after the vehicle he was sitting in was stolen.
Anna Kooiman reported on the incredible story on "Fox and Friends" this morning.
Elizabeth Barrios told authorities that she left her car running and unlocked while she went to drop off a child off at a daycare facility.
When she returned two minutes later, she saw the car driving away, with her 3-year-old son, Aiden, inside.
Her emotional 911 call captured the intense moment.
"Someone stole my car and my baby is in there ... Oh my God! My baby is in there!" Barrios said to the dispatcher.
When police arrived, they got the idea to call Barrios' cell phone, which was still in her car.
They were hoping that the suspect would answer, but they were surprised when it was Aiden who picked up.
Barrios gave the brave little boy instructions, telling him to be calm. Police believe the suspect then abandoned the parked car and fled on foot.
An officer told the toddler over the phone to hop into the front seat and start honking the horn.
"He honked the horn until there was an officer there," Barrios said. "And we were close and we got to him."
"He was scared, that's for sure. But he's OK."
Aiden is now home safe with his mother. The suspect is still on the run.
Watch the clip above.