A hoodlum who took a vehicle at a Maryland service station deserted the vehicle subsequent to finding two kids in the back seat.

The episode happened Saturday night at around 8:30 p.m. in Laurel after a driver escaped their vehicle and left it running at a BP gas station.

Maryland thief abandons stolen car after discovering two kids in back...
Maryland thief abandons stolen car after discovering two kids in back...

The driver went inside to pay, and the suspect hopped in the vehicle and sped off.

Maryland thief abandons stolen car after discovering two kids in back...
Maryland thief abandons stolen car after discovering two kids in back...

The cheat drove one square prior to leaving the vehicle and the children.

Both kids were securely recuperated, however the suspect has not been discovered, WTOP reported.

Maryland thief abandons stolen car after discovering two kids in back...
Maryland thief abandons stolen car after discovering two kids in back...

Police have not yet affirmed any data about the suspect.