Toddler kidnapped in stolen car aids police in his own rescue

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OGDEN, Utah (Fox13) – Authorities said a 3-year-old boy is safe after a suspect stole a car with him inside Tuesday morning.

According to Ogden officers, they were called about a stolen white 2012 Mazda 3 at about 7 a.m. on the 200 block of 2nd St.

Police said the toddler’s mother, Elizabeth, was dropping off another child at daycare and left 3-year-old Aiden in the vehicle, as well as her cell phone.

Officers called the Elizabeth’s phone hoping either Aiden or the suspect would answer.

Authorities said the 3-year-old boy answered the phone and told officers he was alone in the abandoned car.

Police told Aiden to start honking the horn, he did and authorities found him moments later.

Aiden was not injured and was back with his mother just 45 minutes after the car was stolen.