Mom Reunited With Son After Carjacking | NBC Chicago

Mom Reunited With Son After Carjacking

The vehicle was carjacked around 4:30 a.m. Thursday in the 7100 block of South Calumet



    (Published Thursday, June 23, 2011)

    A 1-year-old boy in the back seat of a hijacked car was found safe Thursday morning, about two hours after the car was stolen, Chicago police say.

    The boy's mother, Angela Moffett, says she left work and stopped her car around 4:30 a.m. near a park at 71st and South Calumet when two men came up and put a gun to her head. 

    Moffett says she was forced out her 2001 black Hyundai Sonata and the men drove off -- with her 1-year-old son, Jeremiah, still in the back seat.

    She tried to run after the car, she says, but she couldn't catch up. "There was nothing else I could do but call the police," she said.

    Police found the car with Jeremiah unharmed in the back seat in the 500 block of East 70th, about a half-mile away from where the car was taken.

    Moffett says her stolen cell phone in the car helped police locate the Sonata so quickly. She calls the experience terrifying.

    "I was scared, but I just thank God that [Jeremiah] was actually still asleep ... and they got want they wanted and left my son."

    Police continue to search for the people behind the theft.