Car stolen with baby inside; suspect arrested
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.