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Family: Suspect returned toddler as soon as he noticed the child in the car

The family of one of those suspects, who stole a car with a two-year-old boy inside, is speaking out Thursday night and told Eyewitness News that he dropped off the child as soon as he realized he was in the car.

Hartford police said two men stole a brunt orange 2003 Cadillac STS with Luis Trinidad inside it was stolen from a home in the 2700 block of Main Street. Bristol family members told Eyewitness News one of them is Davon Mills.

"I know that when he realized there was a baby," said Kenisha Reyes, who is the cousin of Mills. "Then, he did the right thing and dropped that baby off with someone safe."

Reyes said as soon as he realized there was a boy in that stolen car, he dropped him off with a friend. That friend brought the boy here to the police department where she's being questioned herself.

"He's not a monster. He's a really good father," Reyes said. "And he just needs help."

That friend saw the news coverage of Thursday night's Amber Alert and decided to bring the child here, to Bristol Police Headquarters.

"She did not know who was the child's parents, she dropped off," attorney Kerry Robair. "She believed after the Amber Alert was issued the child should be brought here."

Family members said they did not expect her to face any charges.

As for Mills, they said they don't know why he stole this car Thursday, which set off a massive manhunt across central Connecticut. They said Mills has four kids of his own, and his girlfriend just had a baby, two days ago. They believe he was under the influence of drugs. 

"I don't know he didn't do this, he just needs help, ok," said an unidentified member of Mills family.

Mills is expected to appear in Hartford Superior Court Friday and his family told Eyewitness News that they plan to attend. They added that they wanted to apologize personally to the Trinidad family.

As for that second suspect, police are still searching for him Thursday night.

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