Man charged with stealing SUV with 4-year-old child inside

KANSAS CITY, Missouri. (KCTV) — Vigilant community members helped police arrest a man accused of stealing an SUV with a 4-year-old child inside from a McDonald’s parking lot.

On June 28, my mother stopped at McDonald’s. She told the police that her order was wrong. She went to McDonald’s to fix her order. While she was inside, someone left in her SUV with her 4-year-old son inside.

A little over half a mile away, Raytown police found a 4-year-old boy standing alone on the corner of Greenwood Avenue and Blue Ridge Boulevard. He didn’t get hurt. The stolen SUV was abandoned near 86th Terrace and Booth Avenue in Raytown.

Kansas City Police released still images of two suspects, including a man and a woman, from McDonald’s surveillance video. They received some advice. On July 14, the couple was seen together at a pawnshop. The caller recognized them from media reports and called the police. Investigators took them into custody for questioning near 113th and Blue Ridge Blvd.

Michael Hunter-Moore is charged with car theft and felony endangering the welfare of a child. According to court records, Hunter-Moore admitted to stealing the car. He told police that because of the tinted windows, he did not see that there was a child inside the SUV. Hunter-Moore told police that when he realized there was a child in the car, he dropped the child off a few blocks away.

At last check, the woman seen in security camera photos with Hunter-Moore was not charged.