The day began with a frantic call from Suzanne Guzman to 911, after someone took off in the family car, with her 8-year-old son, Brock, sleeping in the backseat.
"He was asleep in the car and he woke up. And when he woke up, the guy said he didn't know he was in the car. And pulled over got out the car, my boy went back to sleep," Paul Guzman, Brock's dad, said Monday morning.
Brock was still asleep when the car was found.
"Officers responded out there, not only located the vehicle, but Brock was sleep in the back," Fairfield Police Officer Kathryn McCormick told FOX40.
Mom's sorrowful tears, turned to joy.
"It was absolutely amazing. I was just completely overjoyed with goosebumps and I just wanted to squeeze him. I probably hurt him a little bit," she said with a laugh, to a cluster of reporters, outside their home, soon after Brock was back in the house, safe and unharmed Monday.
"I got my son back, so that's all I care about," her husband added.
This was a harsh lesson learned by Brock's parents, a mistake they say they'll never repeat again.