Missing Monterey County boy found safe

Posted at 12:57 PM, Apr 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-14 20:48:08-04

SOLEDAD, Calif. - Authorities say a 2-year-old boy has been found safe after thieves stole his father's running car from a driveway in Monterey County.

The California Highway Patrol has canceled the Amber Alert for Jacob Vargas. Where he was found was not immediately known. It was also not immediately known if he was injured.

California Highway Patrol officials say the boy's father left his black Honda Accord running when he went back inside his home shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday. When he came back, his car and his son were gone.

The boy has asthma and is required to take medication Thursday afternoon.

NOTE: Officials initially reported that the boy's first name was Jason.