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Police: Suspect turns self in after stealing car with boy inside

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SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah)- A woman got the scare of a lifetime Monday morning after police say a 23-year-old suspect took off with her car while her son was inside.

The woman was reportedly checking into the Microtel hotel at 4843 West Douglas Corrigan Way around 3:45 a.m. when it happened.

Police say shortly after taking off the suspect, Fransico Esmerado, “flagged down an officer” to report he had just stolen the vehicle.

The mother and her 12-year-old son were reunited.

Esmerado was booked on auto theft and kidnapping charges.

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