Carjackers drop off boy found in back seat, tell him to 'Have a good day at school'

By Daniel Uria
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Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A pair of carjackers in Chicago wished a boy a good day at school after stealing his parents' car and finding him in the back seat.

The boy, 10-year-old Richard Rodriguez, entered the car and put the key in the ignition and was waiting for his parents when a man and woman entered the car and drove off, according to WGN.


He said the pair didn't notice him until one of them turned around to find him sitting in the back seat.

"I went to open the car door for my mom and out of nowhere some girl came over and took me with her," Rodriguez told NBC Chicago. "I was scared but I didn't want the girl to see me. I was afraid I was going to get hurt."

Police said the theft occurred around 6 a.m. on Tuesday. The woman hastily fled the scene by speeding through the streets of Chicago.

"She was driving crazy," Rodriguez said. "Going at least 50 miles an hour."

The pair eventually dropped him off in an alley and wished him well before driving away in the stolen vehicle.


"They told me to get off, fast, fast from the car," he said. "When they saw I had a backpack they told me, 'Have a good day at school.'"

Rodriguez was returned home "safe and unharmed" although the vehicle has not been recovered and no suspects are in custody.

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