3-Year-Child Kidnapped in Carjacking Helps Rescuers

Aiden answered the phone in his mother's car to help police find him.
1:38 | 01/14/15

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Back here at home tonight, and to Utah now, and the dramatic details of a car-jacking coming in. A mother dropping her infant off at day care. Her 3-year-old waiting in the backseat when a stranger makes off with her car and her child. Tonight, the cell phone in that car, the little boy answered and it might have saved his life. Here's ABC's Brandi Hitt. Reporter: It began innocently enough. A mother dropping off her child at day care in Ogden, Utah. Leaving her car running, with 3-year-old Aiden all alone in the back seat. That's when police say a suspect got behind the wheel, and took off. There's a 2012 white mazda 3 stolen from the parking lot. There was a baby in the back seat. Reporter: A terrifying car-jacking underway. Aiden's mother realizing her cell phone was still inside. Officers hoping Aiden would pick up. The 3-year-old child answered it. He's by himself in the car. Reporter: The thief had ditched the vehicle after a few blocks, so police asked Aiden to start honking the corn. All units, the vehicle out in Ogden has been located. Reporter: A similar case in Colorado last year. This 4-year-old boy left in a a running car outside a convenience store, also car-jacked and taken on a wild high speed chase. The young boy, rescued, unharmed. Just like little Aiden, no back safe in his mother's arms. Oh, my gosh. It felt so good just knowing he was safe and knowing what he did and he was just brave. Reporter: So brave. Tonight, the Ogden police department is making Aiden an honorary junior police officer. Brandi Hitt, ABC news, los Angeles.

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