Workers See Baby Seat Fall From Moving Car

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By Becky Ogann

Highway 69 and NE 142nd Avenue

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POLK COUNTY, Iowa - The Iowa State Patrol is searching for a car after workers said they saw an infant car seat fall from a moving car on Monday afternoon.

Troopers are looking for a silver Pontiac. Construction workers near the intersection of Highway 69 and NE 142nd Avenue, near Alleman, said they saw a child car seat fall off the car.

The state patrol said it had information that indicates the incident might have been a prank. However, they are taking the investigation seriously and are actively searching for the vehicle.

The construction workers said the incident was definitely not a prank.

There is a baby sock and an opened bag of gummy worms on the street where the car seat fell off the vehicle.

Several construction workers said they witnessed the incident. One told KCCI's Amanda Lewis that said he could tell it was a baby, probably about a year old.

The workers said a woman got out of the car and started screaming, "Is he OK?"

"A woman jumped out of the car and started screaming, and then a man jumped out of the passenger side and grabbed the car seat, flipped it upwards and they grabbed the baby out of it," said Josh Linstrom, of PAR Electric.

They said he threw the car seat into the back seat of the car and then got into the front seat still holding the baby.

The workers said that by the time they were able to run up the street to see if they could help, the car had sped off eastbound on 142nd Avenue.

Authorities said they are skeptical of the incident because it resembles a prank that's been seen on the MTV television show "Jackass."

The case remains under investigation.

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