Subscribe to Breaking News emails

You have successfully subscribed to the Breaking News email.

Subscribe today to be the first to to know about breaking news and special reports.

20-Day-Old Baby Reunited With Mother After Carjacking

 / Updated 

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.

A 20-day-old baby who was in a car that was stolen from a Kentucky gas station Thursday night was reunited with his mother after the vehicle was found hours later about seven miles away, police said. An Amber Alert had been issued for the infant, Henry Flores, after his mother's Volkswagen was stolen while he was in the backseat, Florence police said in a statement. The alert was canceled after two women who had received text message notifications about the stolen vehicle spotted it at a different gas station. The pair found the sleeping baby in the backseat of the car, according to NBC affiliate WLWT.

"We just started crying. We just wanted to make sure that the baby was okay," Jenny Ford and Megan Lewin, who found Henry, told the station. Henry's mother arrived with police minutes later.

Investigators said the car was ditched just 20 minutes after it was stolen, and the suspect probably had no intention of taking the baby. Florence police do not have a suspect in custody, but the car thief could face charges of theft, kidnapping and endangering a child. Florence police said in a statement that the baby "appears to be fine," but he would undergo a precautionary medical check-up.

SOCIAL

— Elisha Fieldstadt

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.
MORE FROM news

Have feedback?

How likely are you to recommend nbcnews.com to a friend or colleague?

0 = Very unlikely
10 = Very likely
Please select answer

Is your feedback about:

Please select answer

Leave your email if you’d like us to respond. (Optional)

Please enter a valid email address

Thank you!

Your feedback has been sent out. Please enjoy more of our content.

We appreciate your help making nbcnews.com a better place.