PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say a man repossessing a minivan towed it with a sleeping child in the back.
They say the man used GPS to track the vehicle early Thursday morning after the 7-year-old’s mother said she had stopped to run into work at a pizzeria.
The woman and bystanders screamed as the tow truck drove off with the girl and the vehicle, which police say had tinted windows and was double-parked.
The tow truck driver said he checked and didn’t see anyone inside. Police said he might have missed the girl because she was under a blanket.
Police stopped the vehicle about 10 blocks away. They said the girl was OK.
The investigation is ongoing.
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