Crime

Teen steals SUV in front of home, cops say. What he didn’t know: A baby boy was inside

A 15-year-old stole an SUV that was left running with a 10-month-old baby boy inside it in Northwest Miami-Dade Thursday, police say.

The teen then crashed and was arrested nearby.

The baby was uninjured and reunited with his mother.

According to police, the woman left her SUV running while she walked to the front door of her home in the area of Northwest 183rd Street and 85th Avenue just before noon Thursday.

When she turned around, she saw her SUV speeding down the street, Chris Thomas, a Miami-Dade police spokesman, said.

Responding officers put an alert out on the SUV, which was spotted around Northwest 57th Avenue and Northwest 167th Street.

The SUV then crashed into a light pole, and the teen — whom the Miami Herald is not naming because he is a minor — took off on foot, police say.

He was arrested and charged with grand theft auto and kidnapping.

Police say they are also looking for a four-door Nissan Altima that was involved in the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade CrimeStoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).

Carli Teproff grew up in Northeast Miami-Dade and graduated from Florida International University in 2003. She became a full-time reporter for the Miami Herald in 2005 and now covers breaking news.
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