Two men steal car, drop kid inside off at school

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) —  An 8-year-old child told police that two men jumped into his mother’s car while he was waiting to be driven to school — and stole it.

Police say the mother works at the post office in the 400 block of West 20th Street, and left her child in the vehicle with it running, so he could listen to music — because she had to be at work before he had to go to school. When she returned to the parking lot, she discovered both her vehicle and son were gone.

According to police, the thieves noticed there was a child in the car, so they asked where he went to school. The men dropped the child off at his school, Ghent Elementary School, then took off.

Ghent Elementary School in Norfolk, Va. (WAVY photo)
Ghent Elementary School in Norfolk, Va. (WAVY photo)

When police went to the school, they found the child sitting in class like nothing happened, according to police spokesman Daniel Hudson.

A short while later, police found the stolen blue Chevy Impala abandoned on Silbert Road and Beckner Street, about three miles from Ghent Elementary, after the victim’s co-worker used the Find My Phone app to track her iPhone, which she had left in the car.

Police are talking to the mother and child now. Hudson said the child could not provide a description of the two men. Police are reviewing surveillance video from the post office. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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