The video shows Jovenky Alcide entering a Jamaican restaurant near Benham and Park avenues in Bridgeport to pick up food, leaving his 10- and 5-year-old sons in the vehicle.
The suspect, identified as 25-year-old Javon Gaymon, is seen watching him enter the business. He then hops in the driver's side, prompting the 10-year-old to flee the car moments before Gaymon pulls away with the 5-year-old still inside.
The boy runs to his father, and the two are then seen chasing the car down the street.
The suspect reportedly let the boy out a few blocks later and continued driving the stolen car.
State police spotted Alcide's red Nissan Altima in Stratford, and Gaymon was taken into custody.
"I can describe how..much effort the police officers in Bridgeport and all over the city put into it," Alcide said. "The service was quick. The response was amazing."
Gaymon is facing charges of kidnapping, larceny and risk of injury to a child.
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