In Beaverton, Oregon, a carjacker snagged a running Honda Pilot after the owner left the car running. More than that, she had left her four-year-old son in the car while she ran into Basic's Meat Market to pick up their dinner at around 9am.
After the thief took off, he realized he had an unexpected passenger. He then returned to the Meat Market and screamed at the mother for leaving her kid alone in the vehicle. At one point even told her that he was tempted to call the police on her himself according to Oregon Live.
Beaverton Police spokesperson Matt Henderson says “What she did was not a crime. She was within sight and sound of her child,” Henderson said. “But she left the car running, so take that extra step, take the keys with you. It’s a good reminder to take extra precaution when we have our little ones with us.”
After giving her a tongue lashing, he ordered her to get her son out of the car - and then drove off again! Fortunately, the boy was unhurt. A Beaverton police spokesman defended the mom, saying the store was surrounded by glass windows, allowing her to keep an eye on her child. Police are looking for the thief and the stolen 2013 silver Honda Pilot, license plate 357 GLV.