Man steals minivan with 2-year-old boy inside
PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Providence police say a 2-year-old city boy was found safe after his father briefly left him alone in a minivan that ended up being stolen and abandoned a short time later.
The boy's father, Adewale Adeni-Awosika, says his son was sleeping when he left him alone in the running minivan outside a Laundromat Tuesday morning while he went inside to put laundry in a dryer. Surveillance video then showed a man getting into the van and driving off.
Police say the thief apparently didn't realize the boy was in the van, and he ditched the vehicle about a mile away from the Laundromat.
Adeni-Awosika and another person ran after the van and found it about 15 minutes later with the boy safe inside.
Police are still searching for the suspect.