A father who left his young son in the car with the engine running has been hanged online after a thief accelerated with the vehicle and the baby still inside.
Simplice Ishimwe tied his son Amias in the car, which was parked on his driveway, in Marsden, near Brisbane, before bending down to retrieve his mobile phone.
The minute he was absent, an opportunistic criminal took the driver's seat unoccupied by his, and was about to leave the driveway when Mr. Ishimwe ran out.
Simplice Ishimwe tied his son Amias in the car, which was parked in his driveway, in Marsden, near Brisbane, before bending down to take out his mobile phone
"I looked at him", hey, stop, there's my baby, "Mr. Ishimwe told 7News.
The car came at full speed, with the father chasing him as far as he could on the street.
"I screamed, you know", help, someone helps to call the police, my son is being kidnapped in my car. "
He, along with other witnesses in the street, allege that the thief was found with two other vehicles, which seemed to be waiting at the top of the street.
Reaching speeds of 160 km / h, the driver deviated from the main road to an industrial area, where he left the boy eight months before fleeing the scene.
The minute he was absent, an opportunistic criminal took the driver's seat unoccupied by his, and was about to leave the driveway when Mr. Ishimwe hurried back.
While the police are on the lookout for the criminal, who they believe is 17 years old, users of social networks have been less lenient.
& # 39; Why leave your baby in the car and your keys? How many times do you need to be told this? & # 39; Wrote a reader on Facebook.
Another user said that the close call was a reflection of parenting and writing: "Poor parenting, closed case".
"Serve people with blood if their cars are stolen if people can not close their windows and take the key out."
"Stupid father leaving the child unattended … have not you been watching the news lately?" Wrote another.
The stolen car is still at large, and police are urging locals to inform Crime Stoppers if they see a Volkswagen Golf with the Queensland 580 XRS registration.
The terrified father chased the thief as far as he could down the street, shouting "help, someone helps to call the police, my son is being kidnapped in my car"