STRASBURG, Va. -- (WTVR) -- Strasburg Police said that 28-year-old Kyle Steven Sunday was spotted Monday evening driving a car stolen from his child’s mother. Sunday was observed by police driving with his 2-year-old son on his lap. The pursuit began when the officer activated their emergency lights and siren in an attempt to stop the vehicle, but Sunday fled on foot with the child, police said.
During the foot pursuit, Sunday is accused of throwing his 2-year-old son over an embankment into a creek. Police say the officer abandoned his pursuit of Sunday and rescued the toddler. The boy was treated for several lacerations and scratches. The child was reunited with his mother, who reported her car stolen with her son inside.
Sunday was eventually arrested after officers found him hiding in an attic inside a Fairchild Drive home. He's charged with felony counts of child abuse, reckless driving, and eluding police.