At approximately 5:00 a.m. the car had been stolen some 90 miles south of San José from a man in the Monterey County city of Soledad. The early-riser had left the vehicle unattended for a moment with the engine running, as he went inside his house to collect his lunch. In an appalling lapse of judgment, the man also left something else unattended in the backseat of the Accord – his eight-month old son.
Sadly, the Soledad man’s morning was about to be plunged into total crisis. When he re-emerged from his house, he found to his absolute horror that the car had vanished. In fact, a thief was at that moment driving the man’s Accord with his baby in the back. The carjacker sped north towards San José, but we don’t know if the man behind the wheel was at that time aware of the contents of the seat behind him. He was certainly aware of the baby’s presence by the time he had reached the city and was asked to move “his” car by Blevin.