In California, the car in which her child was was stolen after she went out to check for a flat tire, police said.
The the woman’s car was stolen around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
According to police, she called police but was able to find her stolen car by tracking the cell phone she left in the car.
Officers and a helicopter then found the child and stolen the car.
Police said the woman’s “quick thinking” led to the arrest of the woman who stole the car.