Car stolen with baby inside; suspect arrested

1 year 3 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, December 27 2017 Dec 27, 2017 Wednesday, December 27, 2017 1:30:00 PM CST December 27, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 16-year-old was in custody Wednesday, accused of stealing a car in St. Louis on Christmas Day, only to discover there was a baby inside.

Police said a woman put her 6-month-old son inside her car around 11 a.m. Monday, then went back to lock her house. When she turned around, she saw a male teenager get in the car and drive away.

The thief drove about a block before leaving the baby on the front porch of a house, then drove off. 

Police caught up with the car and a chase began. The suspect abandoned the car and ran, but was later arrested. He was in the custody of juvenile authorities.

The baby was unharmed.

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