He told the media that things like this happen quickly and described how the car was parked just a few feet from the front of the home.
"My wife was running late bringing my daughter to school. I asked her to bring my work laptop on her way back. She decided to make a quick stop at the house. She parked in front of the house. Stepped inside the living room. Had that moment of oh crap my son is in the car. And the guy was already getting in the car and got away," said Derek.
"It happens that quick. You turn your back for a few seconds, and your child can be missed," Derek continued.