Video captured last week shows two Michigan bus drivers rescuing a toddler whose parents’ vehicle had been stolen as they helped an older brother or sister off to school.
In new footage released by Kelloggsville Public Schools, a father can be seen running up to a school bus in a state of panic.
“Call the police!” The man shouts to the driver, with the mother sobbing beside him. “Someone stole the car. There’s a baby inside!”
The Grand Rapids area district’s bus driver, Dave Skinner, dialed 911 and alerted his colleagues.
“They screamed at me that someone had stolen their car with their baby inside,” Skinner said.
Their vehicle with the toddler inside was stolen when the parents stepped out to assist an older child onto the bus.
Within minutes, another bus driver in the area, Sue Figueroa, came across the toddler alone in someone’s driveway. Her words, “Oh, sweet baby,” were captured on a camera inside the bus.
After she scoops up the child, she gently places him into the front seat of the bus and says to his mother, “I’ll bring you to your mama.” Figueroa drives up beside the woman and asks, “Ma’am, is this your baby?” As she hands the child over, Figueroa assures, “He’s okay, he’s okay.”
“I cried all day. It was a very emotional experience. I was very relieved,” Figueroa told NBC about the ordeal.
As of yet, no arrests have been made in connection with the incident.
For more coverage on this story, check the following additional news sources:
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