VIDEO: Cop Finds Toddler Alone in Parking Lot, Then Realizes Sick Thing That Just Happened

Though carjackings are terrible crimes, they generally don’t elicit an immediate response from the police or widespread efforts at recovering the vehicle.

However, a carjacking in Albuquerque, New Mexico, sent law enforcement officers scrambling all over the city in a desperate search to locate the vehicle, as it was stolen with a small toddler still inside of it, according to Fox News.

Thankfully the search came to an end nearly five hours after it began when an officer spotted the small child sitting alone in a parking lot around 1 a.m. Sunday.

Officer Chris Poccia was searching around local businesses with his spotlight when he noticed a small purple shape in a parking lot. His body camera captured the dramatic moment when he approached the abandoned child and took her into custody.
“Hi, sweetheart, you OK? Come here, come here,” the officer said.

Caraline Leon-Alcocar had been sitting in the backseat of her mother’s car while she was loading groceries after a trip to the store, when a thief suddenly stole the car and drove away with the child still inside.

Though the car was found abandoned a short time later, the child was still missing, leading to a frantic search to locate and recover her.
Thankfully the child was found unharmed, with Officer Poccia explaining, “You could tell she was just really scared and really cold.”

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