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    Thief Steals Car With Baby Inside

    A baby was briefly abducted by a car thief in Miami Friday, who wasn't even old enough to drive, police said. (Published Friday, June 19, 2015)

    A baby was briefly abducted by a car thief in Miami Friday, who wasn't even old enough to drive, police said.

    The 6-month-old baby was inside a Jeep SUV when it was stolen from 8450 Northeast Miami Court just before 5 p.m.

    The baby's mother was dropping off her two older children to their grandmother when the suspect got in and drove off.

    "I stepped out my car for a minute. I was standing just a couple feet away and I see the car backing out and I ran after it... trying to explain to the person that my baby's in the car. My heart just sunk from there," said the mother, who did not want to be identified.

    Within minutes, officers stopped the vehicle at 229 Northeast 78th Street, recovered the baby and took the 13-year-old male driver into custody.

    "I thank them, I give them all my blessings, like I thank God for them because if it wasn't for them I don't know what could've happened to my baby," the mother said.

    The baby, who slept through the whole ordeal, woke up in the arms of the sergeant who rescued him.

    The young car thief was charged with one count of grand theft auto and transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center.

    When asked about the young criminal who took her son and her SUV, the mother said, "I just want that kid to get his life together. I'm angry at him, I'm really pissed off because of his age, that's not what he should be thinking about in his life ... he should be worried about school."

    But more than anything she said she's glad she's got her boy back in her arms.

    "I was just so happy. He had tears on his face but he was just so happy to see me and he lunged at me... jumped into my arms."