Devon Mills, 24, of Bristol, CT stole an orange Cadillac parked outside a Hartford Mini Mart. In the back was two year old Luis Trinidad.
Luis’ dad, who left the car running while he went into the store, calls the police in a panic.
Then the story gets weird:
Mills drove to Bristol with the boy in the back of the car and stopped when he saw a woman who knew him only as “Mills” on the street, police reports said. The woman told investigators Mills said the boy was his and then asked if she wanted a ride home.
With the child in tow, the pair ran into Jose Rivera, also of Bristol, who had suffered a head injury falling down several stairs. The woman said Mills asked her to take care of the child while he brought Rivera to Bristol Hospital….
[Later] the woman heard about the Amber Alert and realized she was watching the child that had been taken with the stolen car. “As soon as she put two and two together, she brought him to the police department,” said Thomas Grimaldi, Bristol’s acting police chief. “Around the same time, one of our officers responded to the hospital and spoke to security about an orange Cadillac that had just been at the emergency entrance.”
Mills told police he headed back to Hartford in the Cadillac and was hoping to attend the “Jingle Jam” concert but couldn’t get in. He parked the car in the area of Asylum Street at Union Place where it was spotted by two women who had heard about the Amber Alert and reported its location.
Mills…told officers that he had taken the car because he was "upset" with the boy’s father for leaving the 2-year-old alone.
That’s it—you were trying to teach the guy a lesson! That’s why you stole his car, kidnapped his son, drove to another town, took your buddy (who had an outstanding warrant, by the way) to the hospital, then drove back to the “Jingle Jam” concert. Of course!
Well, you really taught that dad a lesson, didn’t you?