In a rather bizarre incident of sorts, a car thief in Oregon -- who continues to be in the hiding -- made it crystal clear amid a crime scene that he isn’t a kidnapper.

As per police statements’, a suspect hurriedly sped away with a woman’s, Crystal Leary, car while she was on a grocery run at a meat market in Beaverton. Halfway through the act, he returned to the crime spot to return to yell at the owner for her alleged negligence -- leaving her 4-year-old unattended at the backseat of the silver Honda Pilot he stole.

“He hopped in the car, drove it, realized there was a 4-year-old inside, and drove back and ordered her to take the child out of the car and then drove away again,” said Beaverton Police Spokesman Officer Matt Henderson. “We're thankful he had the decency to bring the little one back,” he added.

Described as ‘white male with long, dark brown braided hair in a multi-colored face mask’ by law enforcement officials, the police are on the lookout for the strange suspect who even threatened to ‘call the cops on her’ for lackadaisical parenting approach! The child was returned to his mother in an unharmed condition—after the suspect gave her an earful.

Despite the chaos he created, Leary seemed grateful to the miscreant for having a heart. “As moms, we get really busy and we think we're just running in for a second and this is just a perfect example of just letting our guards down and how terrible it could have ended,” said Leary to a media outlet, adding, “I am thankful that he is okay. It was so stupid and I'll never do that again, but it's that split-second decision that can just change everything.

A deeper probe led to the cops eventually tracing the stolen car in Portland, just 8 miles from the scene of the original crime. The suspect, however, managed to escape.

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