Man gets 10 years for Park Ridge carjacking vehicle with sleeping boy inside

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An Evanston man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday for carjacking a vehicle with a sleeping boy in the back seat.

Deangelo Fountain also received an additional four years behind bars for a 2013 residential burglary.

Fountain, now 19, had been wearing an electronic bracelet for the suburban burglary case when he swiped the white Audi in Park Ridge last year while a pregnant woman was unloading groceries in her driveway.

The startled woman jumped on top of the vehicle’s hood as Fountain started backing out.

The woman screamed “My baby is in the car. My baby is in the car!” Cook County prosecutors said.

She was able to pull open the driver’s side door and grab Fountain’s arm. But Fountain pushed her away and drove off.

Minutes later, when he noticed the boy sleeping in the back, Fountain panicked and left the car in a Skokie alley, prosecutors said.

Fountain, who attended a special-needs school in Arlington Heights, then hopped on a bus, got a haircut and went home.

The boy was found unharmed after an Amber Alert was issued.

Fountain pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular hijacking and residential burglary Tuesday before Judge Lauren Gottainer Edidin in the Skokie courthouse, court records show.

He has to serve his sentences for the carjacking and burglary consecutively for a total of 14 years in prison.

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