Sleeping Child Taken In Repossessed Vehicle

Boy was safely returned to his family

A four-year-old boy has been reunited with his family after he was towed along with his grandmother's repossessed car last Friday.

Kevin was asleep in the backseat of his grandmother's white Toyota Corolla in south Memphis, Tennessee. Ruth Brown let the little boy sleep while she brought in bags from the car. When she came outside to retrieve her grandson, the car was gone.

After a half-hour of frantic searching, someone realized the car had been repossessed by Cooper and Son Auto Sales, without realizing the boy was inside. Kevin's mother, Jerrica Leverson, rushed to get her son back from the used-car dealership. The family is happy the child is safe and that the car wasn't stolen, but Leverson is angry and says the entire incident could have been handled differently.

"They should've checked the car, and when you saw the child in the car, come bring him to the door, let him come in and let him know you're fixin' to pull the car," Leverson told WREG.

At the moment, no charges have been filed and child protective services have cleared the family, according to WTVC.

This isn't the first time a young child has gone on a wild ride in the back of a towed car. In March, a Colorado man left his one-year-old son in an illegally parked car, only to find his car – and his son – gone.

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