Oregon car thief returns mistakenly abducted child, keeps car

A gentleman in Beaverton, Oregon inadvertently kidnapped a child whilst practicing the ancient art of car thievery. Upset at finding an immature human in the backseat, said upstanding citizen promptly returned the child to its mother, delivered a lecture on proper parenting, and absconded with the vehicle.


He soon realized the 4-year-old was in the back seat and pulled back into the parking lot, returning the child to the mother — but not without scolding her, according to Beaverton police.

"He actually lectured the mother for leaving the child in the car and threatened to call the police on her," a Beaverton police spokesman, Matt Henderson, told The Oregonian.

The thief ordered the mom to take the child before driving off in the car.

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