Car with 4-year-old inside towed from apartment complex in north Harris County

The Harris County sheriffs office says a tow truck moved the woman's vehicle because she was illegally parked.

December 31, 2013 8:39:48 AM PST
Authorities are investigating after a four-year-old child was found inside a car towed in north Harris County.

It happened at an apartment complex in the 800 block of Aldine Bender.

The mother of the four-year-old child says she ran up to into an apartment while her four-year-old child was asleep. When she returned, her car was gone.

"She was sleep and I just wanted to get my other baby and they took my car," said the child's mother Brandy Taylor.

The tow truck driver says the vehicle was illegally parked. The wrecker driver admitted to deputies that he'd taken pictures of the car before he towed it but didn't look inside.

When deputies found the tow truck the little girl was still asleep inside the car. The child was reunited with the mother about 30 minutes later.

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