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Here's a quirky kind of feel-good story :D :

Police: Thief berated mom for leaving kid in car he stole
A car thief who found a toddler in the backseat of a stolen vehicle drove back and chastised the mother for leaving the child unattended before taking off again, police in Oregon said.

The woman went into a grocery store about 15 feet (5 yards) from the car Saturday, leaving her 4-year-old child inside with the engine running and the vehicle unlocked, said Beaverton police spokesman Officer Matt Henderson.

A store employee told authorities the woman was in the market for a few minutes before someone began driving away with the SUV.

Once the thief realized the toddler was in the backseat, he drove back, berated the woman for leaving her child unattended, told the woman to take the child and drove away in the stolen vehicle.

“He actually lectured the mother for leaving the child in the car and threatened to call the police on her,” Henderson said.

Henderson said the woman did nothing wrong and was within sight and sound of the child. He said the incident served as a “good reminder to take extra precaution” with children.

“Obviously, we’re thankful he brought the little one back and had the decency to do that,” Henderson said.

The vehicle was found a few hours later in Portland but police are still searching for the thief. The suspect was said to be in his 20s or 30s with dark brown or black braided hair and a multi-colored face mask.

Police said anyone with information on the theft should contact the department.
#15151705
A crim with a conscience. It does happen :)

Must be an awesome time to be fighting crime globally with all that mask wearing.
#15151717
In the mother's defence it's probably more common for supermarkets to be shot up then for cars to be stolen from them. The risk of slipping on the ice or being hit by another car on the way in is even higher still. Leaving the engine running wasn't smart though. She should copy the Scandinavians who wrap their kids up warm before leaving them on the doorstep of restaurants and shops.

I've been told that many burglars consider kids to be off limits and won't enter their bedrooms so you should keep you valuables there. They also don't check cereal boxes and other food containers.

Good guy pickpocket;
#15151786
@AFAIK, to be fair, the Henderson police spokesman did say the mother did nothing wrong.

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