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Wrecker Tows Car with Sleeping Three-Year-Old Inside

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) - A wrecker towed a vehicle with a three-year-old boy sleeping inside to a private storage lot in Houston Wednesday. The child was not hurt.

The boy's aunt had left her Toyota Rav4 to go into a business. She called police when she realized the car was gone.

Employees at the lot also called police when they saw the boy inside. Paramedics examined the boy and determined he was fine.

Police say there didn't appear to be any wrongdoing on the tow-truck driver's part.

Spokesman John Cannon says the car's windows were dark enough to prevent the driver from seeing inside.

Cannon tells the Houston Chronicle that the aunt was questioned by police. Their findings will be turned over to the district attorney's office.

The boy was released to his grandmother.


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