TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Imagine a mother who just been sexually abused watch the man who she says abused her drive away with her three year old child in the car.
That's what Tucson Police say happened in a carjacking and kidnapping Monday night.
The woman was doing late night clean up at offices on Swan near Pima. She finished up, put her son in the car, and went back for something she forgot.
Police say that's when a man followed her in.
TPD Sergeant Pete Dugan says, “He immediately showed her he was wearing brass knuckles. He knew she had a son in the car, a small child in the car and said that he would harm them both if she did not follow his directions."
Sergeant Dugan says the woman did not know the man.
He says the man sexually assaults the woman, then forces her into the car. They drive away but soon the woman see an opportunity to get help.
A Tucson Fire Department vehicle actually figures into this story because when their vehicles are running code 3---lights and siren they have the ability to turn traffic lights red.
In This case an oncoming TFD vehicle does turn the lights red. The traffic stops. The woman sees her chance to get out and try to get help. She tries to flag down some help but while she's doing that, the man hits the gas and takes off with the child still in the car.
The Tucson Firefighters do stop and call police. Police start a search for the man, the car and the little boy.
Police send out an amber alert. About four hours after the carjack and abduction they find the car on a dead end street about a mile from where it all began.
The boy is safe, asleep in his car seat but the man is missing and police want to find him before he can hurt anyone else.
The suspect is still on the loose and police are asking for the public's help in locating him.
He is described as Caucasian, 40-50 years of age, 6'0" tall with a wide/strong build and acne scars on his face.
He was last seen wearing a black jacket, black pants, and a black knit cap.
Anyone with information is urged to call 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME, you can remain anonymous.