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  • A car thief in Beaverton, Oregon returned a child to their mother after realising they were in the backseat of the car he was stealing.
  • The thief scolded the mother for leaving the kid in the car and threatened to call the police on her before driving off in the car, police said. 
  • "He actually lectured the mother for leaving the child in the car and threatened to call the police on her," Beaverton police spokesman Officer Matt Henderson told the Oregonian.
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Oregon police are looking for a man who they say stole a car with a child in the backseat only to return the four-year-old and reprimand the mom about her parenting.

The theft took place outside of a grocery store in Beaverton, Oregon on Saturday when the mom left the car running with the child in the backseat, local authorities said. 

The mother left the car unlocked and went inside to buy milk and some meat, according to the Oregonian. 

The thief happened to walk by and hopped in the car, the New York Post reported.

He soon realised the four-year-old was in the backseat and U-turned in the parking lot, returning the child to the mother - but not without scolding her, according to Beaverton police.

"He actually lectured the mother for leaving the child in the car and threatened to call the police on her," Beaverton police spokesman Officer Matt Henderson told the Oregonian.

The thief ordered the mom to take the child before driving off in the stolen car.

"Obviously, we're thankful he brought the little one back and had the decency to do that," Henderson said.

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