Remorseful thief returns

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POSTED: Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 10:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 10:09am

Woman steals running van, then returns when she discovers 3-year-old girl in the back. Sandra Yi reports.

(KSL) Isabel Ortega only left her daughter in a running van for a few seconds to check if her front door was locked Sunday morning.

In that time, the Dodge Caravan was stolen with her 3-year-old daughter, Maya, inside. Ortega was about 20 yards away.

"It all happened so fast," she said. "I went to check the door and when I listened the van's door closed."

Ortega said she went to her neighbor's house to call police and try to follow the van, but while she was gone the woman who stole the van returned with the vehicle and child.

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