Fargo boy in stolen minivan found by police, suspect arrested


Three hours of terror for a Fargo family ended with a happy outcome early Monday morning.

The Fargo Forum reported that 3-year-old Skyler Ley Kha was reported as missing after the silver Chrysler Town and Country minivan vehicle that he was in was stolen from a parking lot around 9:30 on Sunday night. The child was sleeping in the back seat.

The boy was found by police just after 12:30 a.m. Monday.

Valley News Live reported that the boy's mother indicated that she left the child in the vehicle while she paid a quick visit to the Asian & American Market, where the boy's father works. The station said that the father saw the vehicle exit the lot and ran after it, but the driver didn't stop.

Fargo police issued a statement asking for the help locating the van. They were preparing an Amber Alert notice when officers received a tip about a suspicious man.

Police located the missing vehicle in a tire shop parking lot, with the boy still sleeping inside. He was reunited with his family.

KFGO Radio reported that Fargo police have taken the suspect into custody and that charges against him are pending. Sargent Shane Aberle told the station that the vehicle theft was a random act, calling it "a crime of convenience."

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