Mother Of Kidnapped Boy, Good Samaritan Meet For First Time
Farrah and Good Samaritan Toni Luftrick
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A mom and the Good Samaritan who found her missing child at a truck stop met for the first time on Monday.
A 5-year-old boy was asleep inside his mother's vehicle when thieves stole the vehicle as she went inside a daycare on Bentfield Drive in Antioch to pick up another child on September 25.
The car thieves had dropped off the child at a truck stop on Old Hickory Boulevard, just off Interstate 24.
Three hours later, Toni Lutrick was with her husband at the truck stop and saw the 5-year-old crying and wandering around the parking lot.
The emotional meeting of Lutrick and the boy's mother took place at that same truck stop Monday.
"You don't do anything like this for recognition and I certainly didn't do that. I just thank God that he put me in the right place at the right time," Lutrick said Monday.
Farrah called the time her child was missing the longest three hours of her life.
"She's our angel. We thank God for her. I don't want even to think about what the outcome could have been if he didn't come into contact with Ms. Toni, so we're just grateful and I'm happy to finally meet her," the mom, Farrah said.
Surveillance video from a nearby Truck Stops of America on Old Hickory Boulevard showed two suspects arriving at the location at 5:38 p.m. Police said the men apparently told the child to wait at the truck stop for his mother. About an hour later, the surveillance video shows the child wandering around the truck stop.
Surveillance video from the truck stop showed the two suspects leaving the area on foot headed east. Farrah's Chevy Lumina was later found at the truck stop. Police have impounded the vehicle and are processing it as evidence.
No arrests have been made in the case.
Detectives believe it was likely that the suspects live or have friends in the neighborhood surrounding Bentfield Drive. Anyone knowing their identities is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.