What could have been simply another case of carjacking became a surprising screen of morality.
Earlier today, a mom left her running car in the car park of a Salt Lake City motel so she might run into the lobby and check in to her room.
That’s when 23-year-old Francisco Esmerado took his opportunity and stole the car.
As the carjacker was taking out onto the interstate, however, he recognized that he had taken more than simply the lady’s car– her 12-year-old son was sitting in the rear seat.
Instead of escaping, Esemerado flagged down a patrol car, told the officer about his criminal offense, and turned himself over so the child could be back with his mom.
“We believe he was just trying to steal the vehicle and didn’t know the kid was in there,” Sgt. Brandon Shearer told The Salt Lake City Tribune.
Officers told the Miami Herald that Esemerado had actually taken the vehicle since he was “trying to get away”– however he did not inform cops precisely who or what he was aiming to escape from.
Luckily, the unharmed young boy was reunited with his mom quickly after the carjacker turned himself in.
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