KANSAS CITY, Mo.
On June 28, a mother walked past a McDonald’s. She told the police that her order was wrong. She went inside McDonald’s to correct her order. While she was inside, someone drove in her SUV with her 4-year-old son inside.
Just over half a mile away, Raytown police found the 4-year-old boy standing alone near the corner of Greenwood Avenue and Blue Ridge Avenue. He was not injured. The stolen SUV was left near 86th Terrace and Booth Avenue in Raytown.
Kansas City police released still images of two suspects, a male and a female, from McDonald’s surveillance video. They received some advice. On July 14, someone saw the couple together at a pawn shop. The caller recognized them from media reports and called the police. Investigators detained them for questioning near 113 and Blue Ridge Blvd.
Michael Hunter-Moore is charged with theft of a motor vehicle and felony endangering the welfare of a child. According to court records, Hunter-Moore admitted he stole the vehicle. He told police that tinted windows prevented him from seeing a child inside the SUV. Hunter-Moore alerted police when he realized a child was in the car, and dropped the child a few blocks away.
At the final examination, a woman seen in surveillance photos with Hunter-Moore has yet to be charged.
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