The Connecticut police have arrested two teenagers and are looking for a third after a 14-year-old has stolen an SUV with two children in it.
The boy, 14, was arrested Thursday after stealing the Mercedes SUV from Jenny Santos on Wednesday at about 5 p.m.
Police said Santos had parked the SUV outside the Roberto Clemente Elementary School in New Haven, Connecticut, and had it run in the back seat with two of her children while she walked to the school to pick up another child .
A 14-year-old boy is in custody for stealing the SUV from Jenny Santos (in the middle). The two Santos children, including her nine-month-old daughter (left), were in the car at the time
Santos (left) had left her children in the running car when she entered a school to pick up another child. The teenager said he saw the car and ran away, not knowing that children were inside
The 14-year-old allegedly jumped in Santos' car and drove away, without realizing that the children – a five-year-old boy and a nine-month-old girl – were also in the car.
Santos told NBC Connecticut that she had not even passed the school building when she realized that her car was being stolen.
& # 39; I literally jumped in front of the car and I thought my children were in the car, & # 39; said Santos, adding that she then ran into the school and called the police.
While the police searched the area, Santos said she was trying to track her SUV with the car's built-in technology.
The police have sued Dulyn Foreman (18) for using the Santos credit cards that were in the SUV when it was stolen. The police don't believe that Foreman was in the car when the 14-year-old allegedly stole the SUV
& # 39; My heart, I felt that I would die there. I felt worthless like what I'm going to do & # 39 ;, Santos told NBC Connecticut.
The 14-year-old allegedly took the two Santos children out of the car and then left them in the rice field of East Rock Park.
About an hour after they were dropped off in the field, the children were found by a passerby, Kasandra Monteiro, who Santos & # 39; a guardian angel & # 39; called.
Monteiro said she happened to be driving through the field, while on the way home she took a shortcut around heavy traffic when she saw the children.
The little girl was said to have been sitting in her car seat at the time, while her brother, according to her, had collapsed NBC Connecticut.
& # 39; There is a reason why I had to get rid of the wrong output, & # 39; Monteiro told reporters Hartford Courant. & # 39; I'm just someone who does what someone else would do, you know. I think God put me on a road with a reason before it got dark. You never know what could have happened. & # 39;
Santos said she hadn't even entered Roberto Clemente Elementary School (photo) when she turned around and saw her car being stolen
The 14-year-old allegedly left the two children in the field after she realized they were in the car. & # 39; Guardian Angel & # 39; Kasandra Monteiro (photo) found the children about an hour later
Monteiro said she was driving past the field (photo) while taking a shortcut to avoid traffic
A police detective would have seen the SUV on the street later that evening and recognize the 14-year-old from an unrelated arrest warrant.
Although the detective was unable to stop the SUV at that time, officers tracked him down and detained him on Thursday morning.
The SUV itself was found Thursday afternoon in West Haven, Connecticut.
An 18-year-old boy, identified by the police as Dulyn Foreman, a high school senior, was also detained.
Foreman was accused of using the credit cards that had been stolen in Santos' car, but police said they did not believe that Foreman was in the car when it was stolen with the children in it – he was later picked up.
Foreman was accused of sixth-grade larceny, theft of a credit card and illegal use of a credit card and was acquitted Friday. His case was according to the New Haven Register.
The 14-year-old who reportedly stole the car would have been in a detention center in Bridgeport, Connecticut. His accusations include two crime counts of reckless threat.
New Haven Police Department assistant chief Karl Jacobson told the newspaper that the 14-year-old told the police that he saw the running car and decided to take it, not knowing that the children were in the car at that time.
& # 39; It is very clear that these children did not intend to steal a car with children in it, & # 39; Jacobson said. & # 39; That is all we want to make clear. And once they realized it, they tried to fix it – probably not in the best way. & # 39;
The police also have an order for a 15-year-old who was in the car during the incident.
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