In Chicago this week, car thieves stole a vehicle with a 10-year-old boy waiting in the back seat. The thieves jumped into the front seat of the running car and drove off before realizing the boy was still inside. Once they realized he was there, they dropped him off and apparently told him to “have a good day at school.”
Apparently while driving over 50mph down residential streets, the two thieves turned and realized Rodriguez was there. It’s then that they pulled over and told him to “get off, fast, fast from the car,” before seeing his backpack. The addition of “have a good day at school” was what stuck out even to the young boy, shocked that they would think of his well-being.
The Chicago police say that the car was stolen just before 6 AM on January 24th, and that Rodriguez was dropped off just over four blocks away. The boy was returned home safely later that morning.