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Published:August 19th, 2011 12:26 EST

Kind Thief Steals Van With Kids And Pooch Inside, Gives Them Ride Home!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A New York man said a thief who stole his van from outside of a store returned the vehicle to his house when he discovered two children were inside.

Sebastian Russo, 37, said his sons, John, 7, and Robert, 5, were in the 2010 Honda Odyssey with the family dog, Colette, outside of a store on Cross Bay Boulevard at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday when a man jumped into the driver`s seat of the running vehicle and started driving, the New York Post reported Thursday."



No self-respecting thief would steal a freaking van, try outracing a cop cruiser on a van.

The kids chided the bad dude for rummaging through the van`s change tray. The thief wasn`t going to find any loot in a family car, a family with kids and a dog has a hard time just making ends meet.

If a thief steals a sports car, he would be more likely to find money and expensive gadgets like an iPhone in the glove compartment.

The family dog wasn`t much of a guard dog, he probably enjoyed the ride with his head sticking out of the window. If a dumb robber tried to steal my Jeep, and my German Shepherd/Pit Bull was inside, his next ride would be in an ambulance.

The thief asked the boys where they lived, and he gave them and the hapless pooch a ride home leaving the van in their driveway. This thief risked arrest to bring the kids home, if he`s caught the criminal justice system should show him mercy.

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