(ATLANTA) -- A father of twin one-year-olds got the scare of his life after he stopped to fuel up at a gas station in northwest Atlanta.
Lestor Chaney says fear quickly set in when he was forced to watch someone driving off with his one-year-old twin girls, reports WSB-TV, a local ABC affiliate.
"I ran to unlock the door, but the door was locked or whatever and the guy took off," Chaney said.
The carjacking took place Saturday night at a Texaco gas station after Chaney says his card wouldn't work at the gas pump and he went inside to pay.
Chaney admits he left his car running, according to WSB-TV.
Surveillance video shows a man running toward the car, quickly slipping inside and taking off in a hurry in Chaney's Toyota Camry.
It wasn't clear if the man knew about Chaney's twin daughters, Nadia and McKenzie, who were sleeping in the backseat.
"I was just hoping they were going to be alright," Chaney told WSB-TV.
Police found the girls a quarter of a mile away after the suspect ditched the car in the parking lot of an apartment complex.
McKenzie was in her car seat in the back of the vehicle, and Nadia was removed from the car and dropped in a wooded area, according to WSB-TV.
Police said the girls slept through the entire incident.
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