CHICAGO (CBS) — A mother on the South Side got a big scare Thursday night when her van was stolen with her 3-year-old sleeping inside.

It happened in the South Shore neighborhood in the 7800 block of South Essex Avenue.

The mom left the van to go knock on a friend’s door around 10 p.m. As she was at the door, a male jumped into the van and drove off, according to police.

Police found the van two blocks away with the child inside.

He was reunited with his mother and was not harmed.

Police did not have anybody in custody.

Watch & Listen LIVE