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Fort Worth toddler safe after thief takes mom's car

01/24/2013 11:17 PM

01/25/2013 12:10 AM

FORT WORTH -- A 2-year-old boy was returned to his family safely Thursday afternoon after a thief put him out of his mother's car a few blocks from where it was stolen in the Fairmount neighborhood.

Fabiola Garcia had four sons in the car, a white Ford Escape, when she stopped at a yard sale in the 1900 block of South Henderson Street, the eldest son, Ruben Calderon, 11, said.

Two-year-old Ricardo was asleep, so his mother left him in the car with the air conditioning running. A man jumped into the car and drove away, Ruben said.

His little brother was let out of the car farther south on Henderson, Ruben said. Police officers found the child and brought him back to his family.

There was no word early Thursday evening whether the thief had been arrested.

"We're feeling better right now," Ruben said, "and thanking God that he helped us get back our little baby brother."

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684

Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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