Man accused of stealing car with child inside left child at Raytown intersection

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Posted at 11:07 PM, Jul 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-16 00:07:41-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man stole a car left running outside a Kansas City, Missouri, McDonald's before realizing a 4-year-old boy was in the car. He dropped the child at a Raytown intersection.

Michael Hunter-Moore, 37, of KCMO, is charged in Jackson County Court with stealing a motor vehicle and endangering the welfare of a child, according to court documents.

Hunter-Moore and a woman were sitting inside a south KCMO McDonald's on June 28 when they saw a woman pull her car around to an entrance door, the court documents states.

The woman ran into the restaurant with her 4-year-old child in the car.

Hunter-Moore and the woman left the business after the woman ran in to get her correct order.

Hunter-Moore got into the running car and drove off.

He quickly realized there was a child in the car, he said, and dropped the child near a group of people, the court document states.

Police were sent to a pawn shop yesterday in south KCMO after a tipster recognized Hunter-Moore and the woman with him from information shared with the media, court documents states.

Hunter-Moore was arrested for stealing the car and the woman for possessing drugs.

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