Car stolen with 12-year-old inside in Salt Lake
SALT LAKE CITY — Police say a man stole a car with a boy inside Sunday, then flagged down an officer to turn himself in.
Francisco Esmerado, 23, of Salt Lake City, was arrested for investigation of child kidnapping and theft of a vehicle.
Esmerado allegedly took a car that was parked in front of the Microtel Inn and Suites Hotel, 61 N. Tommy Tompson Road, as a woman went inside to check in.
“When (Esmerado) took the vehicle, there was a 12-year-old child in the front passenger seat,” according to a Salt Lake County Jail report.
As Esmerado was getting onto I-80 a few miles away, he “observed an officer and promptly flagged him down to report he had just stolen the vehicle,” according to police.
The boy was not harmed.
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