Car Company Refuses to Help Track Stolen Car with a Baby Inside
Volkswagen is under fire as news spreads about extremely controversial decisions the company recently made.
CAR JACKED WITH A CHILD
An Illinois woman is recovering in the hospital after encountering a terrifying situation. As the woman was in the process of getting her son out of her 2021 Volkswagen a white BMW pulled up behind her.
According to officials, a man knocked her to the ground and ran her over as they left the scene. Horrifically, her son was still in the backseat as the man stole her car, that's where Volkswagen comes into play.
REFUSAL TO HELP
Sherriff contacted Volkswagen directly and requested their help. The woman's vehicle was equipped with a GPS tracker and law enforcement was seeking assistance from the car company to help track down the car which still had the woman's baby inside.
Astonishingly, the company refused.
According to detectives, "Volkswagen Car-Net wanted $150 to restart the service because the mother hadn't made a recent payment." Eventually, officials had to comply and the payment was sent to Volkswagen.
The SUV with the baby in the backseat was finally located after Volkswagen received a payment. Volkswagen told CBS MoneyWatch in a statement that it takes customer safety seriously and is "addressing the situation."
TEXAS VEHICLE NEWS
Wednesday morning a burglar approached a home in south Fort Worth, Texas. The suspect approached the home and began pulling on the garage door. The homeowner heard the noise and went outside.
When the man made his way outside to check on things, he found the burglar trying to break into his vehicle. The man got his gun and shot the burglar. Police were called and the homeowner worked with police and complied with their investigation. The suspect was taken to a hospital with injuries but was in stable condition.