Parents Take Down Suspect Who Kidnapped Their One-Month-Old Baby

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Washington parents tracked down a suspect who allegedly kidnapped their one-month-old baby over the weekend, according to authorities.

At 8 a.m. Saturday morning, the alleged car thief and kidnapper jumped into the parents’ 2022 Audi while their backs were turned, KOIN 6 reported. The father, John, pleaded for the suspect to give his baby back, according to the outlet. “I said, ‘Hey my son’s in there, just give me my son. Take my car, just, please, give me my son.’ He hopped in and drove,” John told KOIN 6. 

John called 9-1-1 and Clark County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies located the vehicle with the child still inside, authorities reported. The baby sustained no injuries, and the suspect already fled the scene when deputies arrived. Deputies detained a man for a brief period and then released him when it was determined he was not involved, according to the report. (RELATED: Police Arrest Man Driving Forklift Who ‘Erratically’ Chased Pedestrians Through Downtown Area)

Later, the parents realized someone was using their credit cards, the outlet reported. “He started running up our business card, to which Ashley had the notion of ‘Well, let’s just leave it and we’ll see where it goes,’” John told KOIN 6. 

The parents tracked the purchases to a mall and saw the suspect, Mario Dorian Andrews, in a JC Penny. They held the suspect down until authorities arrived, KOIN 6 reported. CCSO and Vancouver Police Department (VPD) responded and arrested Andrews for theft of a motor vehicle, kidnapping in the second degree, and reckless endangerment, according to authorities. 

VPD also arrested Andrews for possession of a stolen motor vehicle and attempt to elude from an earlier case.

The baby’s parents told KOIN 6 they are grateful for the fast action of law enforcement, “It was surreal. I am so thankful. It felt — I don’t even know how to explain the feeling — it felt like a weight off my shoulders. You know all those crazy thoughts went through your mind about what’s the worst thing that can happen. And today definitely that happened.”

CCSO and VPD did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller’s request for comment.