Car thieves snatched the vehicle a 5-year-old boy was resting in on Monday night, sending him on a terrifying adventure.
The 2014 Green Kia Seoul was taken from the 1700 block of Columbia Road Northwest around 6:49 p.m., according to D.C. police. Police reported that 20 minutes after tweeting an alert about the stolen car and missing child at 7:30 p.m., the 5-year-old was found safe.
On 29th Street and Cathedral Avenue in the Northwest, investigators found the child.
Police thanked D.C. the 2014 Green Kia Seoul, which has Virginia license plates TVH9942, is still missing and thanked the community for its assistance with the hunt.