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Cincinnati family reunites after car stolen with child inside

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Posted at 5:57 PM, May 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-11 23:39:14-04

CINCINNATI — A family reunited Wednesday evening after they said someone stole a car with a child inside it.

Brandon Johnson said his 7-year-old daughter was sleeping in the back seat of a car in Corryville while his oldest daughter was making a Door Dash delivery. Someone then took the car with the child still in the car.

"She said that she had (woken) up because someone was driving all crazy," Johnson said. "She started screaming, 'Where's my sister? Where's my sister?' ... She said he said, 'We're going to get her, we're going to get her.' So after she started screaming, 'Help! Help!' the man pulled over, he left the car open and then they helped her."

The person who stole the car pulled over at an apartment complex on Catherine Street and took off running. The 7-year-old ran towards a nearby apartment to get help.

"One of the gentlemen grabbed her when they saw the man get out and run,” Johnson said. “They had a cell phone. She knew her mom’s number. She called her mom and they called me.”

Johnson was already in action. His oldest daughter called him after the car was stolen. He keeps a tracker on the car and knew exactly where it was located. He said he is grateful his child knew what to do in danger.

"It could've been worse, “ Johnson said. “We're just thankful that she's here. "

Cincinnati police were called to the scene. WCPO will update this story with more information.

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