MILWAUKEE -- A one-month-old child was taken during a early morning Milwaukee carjacking, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski says.
In a press release, the alderman says a mother was driving her child to daycare near 66th St. and Montana St. just before 7:00 a.m. when she was hit from behind in what has become known as a "bump and run."
When she got out to check the condition of her car, two suspects forced their way into her vehicle and took off with her baby still in the back seat, according to Ald. Borkowski.
Thankfully, the suspects later dropped off the baby on the side of the road, and it has been safely reunited with the mother.
"Just imagine the fear, terror and horror that mother felt as she watched those criminals drive away with her precious baby strapped in the car seat behind the driver," Ald. Borkowski said. "We simply cannot continue with the status quo, and with conditions that are making Milwaukee one of the most dangerous cities in the U.S."
Borkowski said in his press release he intends to ask "some very difficult questions" about keeping criminals in jail after the incident. He described the carjacking as a "new low."
Milwaukee Police have confirmed the details of the carjacking incident to TODAY'S TMJ4.
TODAY's TMJ4 spoke with the victim. She says a car with two men inside rear-ended her at 66th and Montana. She got out to exchange insurance information. That's when one of the men shoved her to the side. They both jumped into her car, and took off, with her one-month-old son still in the backseat.
"I ran after the car and grabbed on to a door handle," she says. "I was banging on the window, asking them not to take my baby. I don't even know what took over me. I was screaming. I obviously couldn't hold on to the door handle for long, as the car was moving. I fell from the car, onto the road."
About a block away, the thieves stopped, dropped off her son on the side of the road in his car seat, and sped-off again.
"The most important thing is that I have him back," she says. "But I learned a lot from this. I refuse to get out of my car ever again in a situation like that, and I suggest other people do the same."
Police are still searching for the two men, believed to be in their teens or early twenties. They also have not located the stolen car, which is a 2009 Audi A-4.