The mother, a postal worker, told police she often leaves her eight-year-old son in the car while it's running so he can listen to music while she starts her work day before dropping him off at school. She was in the post office for 30 minutes. When she came back out her car, and her son, were gone. Fortunately, it didn't take long to track him down.
"We found the child at school, unharmed, sitting in the classroom with a smile on his face," Norfolk Police Department spokesman Daniel Hudson told WAVY 10. Two men jumped into the car and immediately noticed the boy. To put him at ease, they told him they were there to take him to school. The boy told the men where he went to school and admitted to being a little afraid.
The car was found about three miles away from the boy's elementary school using the Find My iPhone app on the mother's phone. Police told WAVY that the mother may now face charges for leaving the boy alone for so long.
"The investigators are still trying to determine if there was any type of danger to the child while the keys were inside the vehicle, running," Hudson told WAVY. "They don't want to jump to conclusions, they want to talk with her, figure things out."