Boy kidnapped while sleeping in mother’s car, later found in East Cleveland

EUCLID, Ohio (WJW) – FOX 8 I-Team It was reported that a 10-year-old boy had been briefly kidnapped, after a thief had stolen his mother’s car while he was sleeping in the back seat.

This happened on a Friday night in Euclid, when the 42-year-old mother stopped by a hair salon in Lakeshore. She told officers she had run in to drop something and that when she returned outside, her car and her son were gone.

“Someone stole my car,” the woman told the 911 dispatcher. “Someone stole my car and my son is in it.”

The child told police the suspect woke him up, ordered him to get out of the car, and left him in the middle of an East Cleveland neighborhood. The child said he didn’t know where he was and he walked to a nearby house. People living at the house on Bardwell Avenue called the police.

“Most of the time I was asleep, until he knocked on me and he said get out of the car,” the boy told the East Cleveland officer.

The boy said the suspect was wearing a mask so he wasn’t sure what he looked like.

East Cleveland officer Tristan Homan took the boy to get something to eat and then returned to the station to wait for his mother.

“East Cleveland police did a great job and kept this kid calm,” said Sheriff Euclid Scott Meyer. “I’m sure he must have been appalled.”

The stolen vehicle was later found unoccupied. The police are looking for the suspect. Detectives say the mother is not currently facing any charges and the matter is still being investigated.

“We are very grateful that the child was not injured, but I would like to remind people not to leave children in their vehicles even for a brief moment,” the sheriff said. “We’re lucky no one was hurt.” Boy kidnapped while sleeping in mother’s car, later found in East Cleveland


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