Michigan repo agent takes vehicle with 2-year-old child in backseat

(Photo: Flint Police)

A repossession agent says they didn't know a child was in the vehicle during a repo Friday in Flint.

A mother called 911 and said she saw someone driving away in her vehicle after she got out of it for a moment in the 2100 block of S. Dort. Her 2-year-old child was in the backseat.

The woman followed the vehicle in a friend's car and told 911 dispatchers where they were. Officers caught up to the vehicle on northbound 475 just north of Carpenter Road and pulled the driver over.

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Officers learned the driver was a repo agent. They told police that they hadn't checked the vehicle before driving away.

The child was unharmed and returned to the mother.