Father Charged After His Car is Stolen with Son Inside

Man's 6-year-old son slept through entire ordeal

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    A New York man was arrested after his car was stolen with his son inside.

    An upstate New York man has been hit with child endangerment charges after his car was stolen with his sleeping 6-year-old son inside.

    Phillip Owens, 26, of Irondequoit, told police he had left his son in the unlocked car with the engine running Saturday night while making a pit stop at a Rochester convenience store, WROC TV-8 reported.

    While he was buying a drink at around 10:30 p.m., someone drove off with his car, Owens told police.

    Police used Owens’ cell phone signal to locate the vehicle a half-hour later and found the boy still sleeping inside.

    Owens is set to appear in court Feb. 28 to face a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle newspaper reported.

    No one has been arrested for the car theft.