In Manteca, California, police discovered a stolen car abandoned off a bypass with a 2 year old in the back seat. This came after they got an anonymous tip telling them it was there. The 2 year old was there for about an hour.
Police suspect that it was the thief who phoned in the anonymous tip. The car was stolen after the woman who owned it left it running so she could pay for gas at the service center she was at. There are no plans to charge the mother.
Police were ready to activate the Amber Alert system until the anonymous tip averted the need for it. Police tried to find the person who made the call from a pay phone near a food mart. Police say they are happier the child is okay.