In a home invasion or burglary criminals don’t care about you or your family as a normal person would, no these crooks wouldn’t think twice about harming you or your loved ones for a couple of measly bucks hidden in a drawer. We live in a crazy world and most criminals completely have a broken moral compass.

In this story of a toddler kidnapping, this gutless thug almost got a innocent baby killed and left the vehicle running as he ran to evade capture.  Homeowners have to realize that this world is not a safe place no matter where you live and home invasion or burglary could very well happen to any of us.

SANTA ANA – A Mission Viejo man was charged Tuesday with kidnapping a toddler strapped into a car seat during a carjacking last week in Aliso Viejo.

James Christopher Corr, 34

James Christopher Corr, 34, got behind the wheel of a Volvo SUV parked in an Aliso Viejo garage when the owner dashed back inside her home after placing her 2-year-old son in a car seat to retrieve the toddler’s sippy cup Oct. 15, prosecutors said.

When the mother returned to her open garage a few seconds later, she saw Corr in the driver’s seat, according to a news release from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. The woman screamed and tried to get her son out of the car as Corr accelerated backward out of the garage, knocking her to the ground, prosecutors said.

Corr allegedly ran over the woman’s foot as he rapidly reversed, leaving tire marks on the garage floor, prosecutors added. He smashed into the frame of the woman’s garage and crashed into a neighbor’s garage before speeding off with the rear door hanging on by a hinge and the toddler was crying in the car seat, prosecutors said.

A neighbor saw the carjacking and gave chase in her own car, and followed as Corr raced along the residential streets erratically, including running a red light, prosecutors said. He eventually abandoned the car by leaping out of the driver’s seat while the transmission was in gear with the engine running.

The car, with the child inside, ran up a curb, nearly hit a tree and came to a stop. The pursuing neighbor stayed behind to help the toddler while Corr ran away on foot and began jumping over backyard fences in a bid to get away, prosecutors said.

He was spotted a short distance away by a responding Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputy and captured after a brief foot chase. At the time of his arrest, Corr had a stolen credit card from a car burglary earlier that day in his pants pocket, police said.

Corr is charged with one felony count each of carjacking, kidnapping during the commission of a carjacking, child abuse, child stealing, second-degree vehicle burglary, first-degree robbery, aggravated assault, hit and run with injury, vandalism over $400, two felony counts of first-degree residential burglary, one misdemeanor count of resisting an officer, and sentencing enhancements for a nonaccomplice present during a residential burglary and a prior prison conviction in Nevada for leaving the scene of an accident in 2007.

If convicted, Corr faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison. Prosecutors will request Corr be held on $1 million bail at his arraignment.

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Take the right steps in preventing home burglary and Home Invasion from happening to you and your family  by making  sure that your residence is as secure as possible.  A careful security inspection by trained expert in security precautions can indicate features which would make entry easy — or difficult —for a prospective burglar or home invasion.  Chances are good that everyone’s home security can be improved.

Take a hard look at entry points in your home and determine what steps can reduce your vulnerability.  A security inspection begins at the front door and goes on to include side and rear doors, windows, locks, lights, and landscaping.  With a security audit and analysis or a consultation from a trained expert, the expert can indicate security weaknesses or hazards that require your immediate attention.