Plano police are searching for the person who stole a car with a child and family pet inside.
Police said a man went inside a business in the shopping center in the 2200 block of Preston Road at around 4:20 p.m. Friday and left his 10-year-old son and the family pet inside the car with the car running. When the man came back the car, the child and the pet were gone.
The car was found by Dallas police officers a few blocks away at an Exxon station near Preston Road and Frankford Road.
The little boy left the car and ran to a restaurant near the gas station. He and the family pet were unharmed and returned to their father.
Plano police released video from the gas station where the car thief abandoned the vehicle.
The video shows the man getting out of the car and walking away, he then walks back to the car. Police edited out the portion of the video that shows the little boy getting out of the car and running to the restaurant next door.
Police ask anyone with information about the man in the video to call the Plano Police Department Tip Line at 972-941-2148.