Even then, Grotewold said, “I chased him down the street and started yelling, ‘you have my baby, you have my baby.’”
The thief pulled into the parking lot of a nearby CVS pharmacy and abandoned the vehicle and child.
“Luckily, I think he just wanted my purse and my cell phone so he took all of that and ran off,” Grotewold said, adding that her son was okay, “just really scared.”
The suspect was last seen running east on Marietta Boulevard toward LaDawn Lane.
Grotewold said she didn’t have time to consider her own safety before jumping on top of her moving SUV.
“I didn’t even think about it,” she said. “When something like that happens to your baby, you just want him to be safe.”
Just last week in Clayton County, someone stole a car outside a Forest Park childcare center with a toddler in the backseat. The suspect later abandoned the vehicle, and the 17-month-old girl was found safe and asleep in her car seat.