facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Toddler in stolen car found unharmed

Dec. 5, 2011 at 1:04 PM   |   Comments

CASSELBERRY, Fla., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A 2-year-old was returned to her mother unharmed after a man tried to steal a car with the toddler inside, Casselberry, Fla., police said.

The incident happened outside of a Dollar General Store in Casselberry Sunday afternoon, WESH-TV, Orlando, Fla., reported.

Police said the child's mother, Crystal Martin, 28, left her daughter in the car, unlocked with the engine running, when she went into the store.

The suspect, a man in his 20s who has mental issues because of a head injury, climbed into the car and drove off, police said. The mother saw this happen and ran out of the store to try unsuccessfully to stop it.

The suspect, whose name was not reported, drove the car to the Orlando Kia North dealership where an employee noticed the man's strange behavior and called police.

When police arrived they found the man and child unharmed.

The car and child were returned to Martin, who was issued a traffic citation for leaving her daughter unattended in the car.

The suspect was committed to a hospital under the Florida Mental Health Act.

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Stratosphere crash driver commits suicide Stratosphere crash driver commits suicide
2
U.S. intercepts two Russian fighter jets near Alaska
3
Boko Haram, Nigeria negotiating release of kidnapped girls Boko Haram, Nigeria negotiating release of kidnapped girls
4
Marine detained in Mexico is 'highly despondent' Marine detained in Mexico is 'highly despondent'
5
Five men escape jail near Fresno, Calif. Five men escape jail near Fresno, Calif.
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback