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3-year-old boy saved from carjacker after answering his mother’s cell phone

By Mason White 3:53 PM January 18, 2015
Elizabeth Barrios with her son 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A young boy was rescued after answering his mother’s cell phone during a carjacking.

Police in Utah, said that the 3-year-old boy was left in a car outside a nursery school in Salt Lake City.

The boy’s mother, Elizabeth Barrios, left the car unlocked and running on a snowy morning, as she dropped off another child at school around 7:00 a.m., police said.

When she came out of the school, Barrios saw someone driving away with the car along with her 3-year-old son Aiden inside.

Police arrived at the scene and called the woman’s cellphone, which was in the car, hoping to reach the thief and negotiate the release of the child, said Lt. Tim Scott.

Instead, the boy answered the phone. “He knows my password,” the mother said.

The boy told his mother that a stranger was going through her purse. The man took things from her purse and ran away from the car.

When the man was gone, officers told the boy to honk the horn until he was located. Officers followed the sound of the horn and found the abandoned car about three blocks from where it was stolen.

Officers are still searching for the suspect, but so far, no arrests have been made.