Terrifying Scene Caught on Tape as Dad Chases Hijacked Car With His Baby in It (WATCH)

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One man in Seattle had the scare of his life on Thursday, as a carjacker hopped in his vehicle and drove off. I mean, that's not the absolute end of the world, per se, but it gets to be the stuff of nightmares when you realize that his baby daughter was strapped into the backseat when it happened.

Incredibly, the whole incident was caught on tape, as the convenience store surveillance cameras caught the scene from multiple angles. The unnamed dad can be seen chasing after the SUV, and witnesses say he was screaming, "My baby! My baby!"

The dad left his car running in the parking lot of a convenience store while he ran in for a quick minute. Another man can be seen casing the vehicle, before he jumps in and drives off. The father chases after them for a moment until it becomes obvious he won't catch them, and then runs across the street to the fire station.

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It wasn't quite 20 minutes later when the SUV was found by police in a helicopter less than a mile from the store. Baby girl was just fine, praise God, and I'm guessing the thief decided that kidnapping charges were more than he bargained for.

25-year-old Estevan L. Sanchez was arrested at a nearby taco shop, and is being held on $500,000 bail for kidnapping and theft. Looks like he didn't escape those kidnapping charges after all.

Seattle police have taken the opportunity to remind parents not to leave their kids alone in the car.

Take a look at the video, and remember it next time you're debating leaving your young children unattended in a car.

Would you ever leave your kid alone in a car again if this happened to you?

 

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Autum... Autumnleaves87

Holy crap!!! The dad just stood there and watched the dude take the car with his baby inside!!! If I saw ANYTHING get near my car with my baby in it, his face would be ripped off!!!!!! Crazy!!

Snapp... SnappleQueen

Never leave your baby in a car. 

abra819 abra819

Leaving your baby in the car with it running. Darwin award.

Denise Yates

That idiot father should be in jail too.

Hocke... HockeyMomNJ

Its bad enough to leave the baby in the car - but to leave it running??? Why not put a neon sign saying "steal me" on top of the car while you're at it?

IKnow... IKnow0101

Ok since everyone said what I was thinking I'll keep my mouth shut on the father who thought it was smart to leave a baby in the car with it still running.

nonmember avatar Tia

Most of us have left our baby/child in the car because they were sleeping,or it was raining, extremely cold/hot to quickly pick up something. The only difference is his car was stolen. If you've never done anything wrong as a parent cast your stone, but we all make mistakes tiny and large; we just don't have ours end up on the news.

Janie Hutto

He didn't look too concerned, did he? Who the hell leaves a baby in a car with it still running!? How many damn times do people need to see stories like this before they start to listen and stop doing dumb crap like this. 

Ro Chelle

I'm confused, what I see is him leaving the car running, and the door unlocked!? Then he walks out casually while the car is backing away from him and barely ran 10 steps before giving up!? I am totally confused? Looks staged or planned in my opinion.

IKnow... IKnow0101

Sorry Tia this was stupid. He left the keys in the car. Stop being lazy. Wake your child up take them with u.

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