St. Paul police locate car stolen with baby inside

Published 8:24 am Thursday, December 23, 2010

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Police have recovered a car stolen in St. Paul that had an 11-month-old boy inside.

The boy, Ayden Hoang, was found alive about 90 minutes later in Maplewood, more than seven miles away. Police say a resident discovered the boy in his safety seat near a garbage can and called 911.

The boy’s father, Duy Hoang, tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press that he left the boy unattended for a very short period of time while he ran inside to get a $10 coupon for Christmas shopping Wednesday night.

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He says he and the boy’s mother, Crystal Schramm, saw the car down the block and they unsuccessfully tried running after it.

Police are still looking for the thief or thieves.