The man suspected of stealing a car with a baby inside, prompting an Amber Alert in Hartford on Thursday, stole the car because he was high on PCP, according to his girlfriend.
Luis Trinidad Jr., 2, was in the back seat of this father’s car when it was stolen on Main Street in Hartford around 4 p.m., police said.
Police have charged Davon Mills, 24, in connection.
Mills’ girlfriend of three years, Jessica Tourangeau, said at court on Friday that Mills has been doing downhill for months and she hopes he now gets the drug help he needs.
Mills has been charged withe drug possession in the past, according to information released in court.
Sources told NBC Connecticut on Thursday that Mills and his friend stole the Cadillac to take it to the XL Center, where there was a Jingle Jam hiphop and R&B concert on Thursday night. Mills' friend, at some point was taken to a local hospital because he had drugs in his system, the source said.
Police said Luis Jr.’s father left his car running while he ran into the Stowe Village Mini Mart at 2766 Main Street and left the 2-year-old in the car and that is when the car was stolen.
Police found Trinidad's 4-door orange 2003 Cadillac CTS with CT shortly before 6 p.m. at 440 Asylum Street, near Bushnell Park, but the boy was not inside.
Mills, sources said, drove the stolen car from Hartford to Bristol and left the child with a friend.
Someone brought the little boy to Bristol police and he was reunited with his family.
Mills was taken into custody near where the car was found.
According to Tourangeau, Mills dove to Bristol and back because it was a safe haven and he was out of his mind.
Mills has a criminal history and Hartford police said he's been charged with several misdemeanors over the years.
Tourangeau, said she and Mills have two children together. Their oldest is 19 months old and she gave birth to their second child just days ago.