NBC

Police Arrest Man Who Allegedly Stealing Car With Baby Inside Later Found by TV Crew

What to Know

  • St. Petersburg police say 19-year-old Rashad Webb stole the vehicle with the child inside Monday.
  • Webb later told police he realized the baby was inside the car and dropped him off in a parking lot.
  • The 8-month-old was found by a news crew from NBC affiliate WFLA-TV that happened to be at the location working an unrelated story.

Police say they caught a man who stole a car with a baby inside, when they spotted him driving another stolen car.

St. Petersburg police say 19-year-old Rashad Webb stole the vehicle with the child inside Monday. Webb later told police he realized the baby was inside the car and dropped him off in a parking lot.

News outlets report the 8-month-old was found by a news crew from NBC affiliate WFLA-TV that happened to be at the location working on an unrelated story.

Officers spotted Webb early Thursday and tried to stop him. He drove off at a high rate of speed but surrendered after police punctured the tires.

Police say Webb has been arrested 27 times in Pinellas County. Now he faces new charges of child abuse, burglary, fleeing and auto theft.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
Contact Us