Man arrested, children safe after Dallas carjacking


Two young children are back with their mother after being kidnapped in a carjacking early Christmas morning.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. at a Raceway gas station located in the 8100 block of E RL Thornton Freeway in the east Oak Cliff area.

A woman left her 1-year-old and 2-year-old children in a running car while she went inside. Police said a man jumped in the car and took off.

Police were able to track the woman's cellphone and a police helicopter located the car. The carjacker abandoned it in a driveway and ran.

Officers later caught him and arrested him. Police have not yet released his name but said he will likely face multiple charges.

The children were not hurt. Dallas officers gave each of them new teddy bears as they waited to be reunited with their mother.