In many states it is illegal to tow a car with people inside.
But dad Victor Ruiz was the one who was arrested after a tow truck took his car with his two kids inside, reports Click 2 Houston.
Ruiz reportedly parked his car in a no parking zone and quickly carried some groceries into his Houston apartment last Thursday. He left his two young daughters in the car for a few minutes.
According to neighbors, a tow truck driver quickly hooked up Ruiz' car and drove away (video below).
Court papers say the unidentified tow truck driver discovered the kids were in the car two miles away.
"When he pulled into the apartments, he hurried up and hooked his thing on the car," said Sade Jones, a neighbor of Ruiz.
"I'm like wait! Them kids in the car. He snapped the picture and hurry up and sped off with these peoples' cars."
Ruiz was charged with two counts of abandoning a child (one charge for each child).
"How did he abandon a child if a whole bunch of people was around watching his car?" said Jones.
Source: Click 2 Houston