Authorities said Knoxville, Tenn., police officers found a 4-month-old baby boy inside a stolen car just before 8:15 a.m., following a frantic search.
The stolen Dodge Neon was found abandoned in a McDonald’s parking lot in west Knox County, according to NBC station WBIR. The baby was not injured.
Police were still scouring for the suspect who stole the car from a convenience store around 6:30 a.m. Friday. The suspect was described by authorities as a white male, roughly 5-foot-7 and 150 pounds with blond hair and a scruffy goatee.
Officials told the station that the baby’s unidentified mother left the child unattended in her running car while she went into Weigel’s convenience store.
First published February 21 2014, 5:48 AM