Father speaks out after his daughter's stolen car identified in Dona Ana County chase

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    Javier Soto told KFOX14 that he got a phone call from his daughter to start off his week.

    It wasn’t a phone call he was anticipating.

    "My daughter called me Monday morning, crying, telling me that they had taken her car,” Soto said.

    "When it was stolen, I asked her if anyone had broken the window. I also asked her if the alarm went off or anything like that,and she said no."

    New Mexcio State Police said Lewis C. Delgado allegedly stole Soto’s daughter's car and led law enforcement on a high-speed chase on Interstate 25 on Wednesday.

    Mugshot of Lewis C. Delgado (Credit: New Mexico State Police)

    Soto told KFOX14 how his daughter felt after seeing her car in the high-speed chase.

    "She's upset because, you know, it was her kids' stuff in there,” Soto said. “You know, she had a job interview that day, man."

    Soto says he, his daughter and their family are trying to move on.

    ‘"You can't get upset and start being afraid every day and start protecting your stuff every day, you know, thinking what if it happens again? No, we were just a target, and that was it,” Soto said.

    He also wants his daughter to move , knowing he is there to protect her, always.

    "If she's watching, you know what mama, we got to move on,” Soto said.

    “Don't be afraid. We got this. I got you. You know, I'm going to take care of you. You know daddy's got you, mama."

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