An Oregon thief stopped mid-heist to scold a mom about her parenting — after he realized she’d left her young kid in the backseat of the car he’d just stolen.
The bizarre episode unfolded outside a grocery store in the Portland suburb of Beaverton Saturday, when the mom left her 4-year-old in a booster seat inside the running car.
It was unlocked when she ran in to buy a gallon of milk and some meat, according to the Oregonian.
The thief happened to be walking by, hopped in the 2013 Honda Pilot and took off.
He apparently quickly realized he had gotten more than he bargained for.
He pulled a U-turn in an adjacent parking lot and drove back to the store.
Once there, the bad guy gave the mom a piece of his mind, said Beaverton police spokesman Officer Matt Henderson.
“He actually lectured the mother for leaving the child in the car and threatened to call the police on her,” Henderson said.
The mom grabbed her kid on the thief’s orders before he again drove off with her car, cops said.
“Obviously, we’re thankful he brought the little one back and had the decency to do that,” Henderson said.