Police: 3-year-old kidnapped after mother leaves keys in the car

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Authorities are searching for the man who stole a car with a three-year-old child inside.

A witness told WREG the entire thing happened as the mother was dropping something off at a friend’s home in North Memphis Street Friday.

The witness said the three-year-old baby was asleep, so the woman pulled her Dodge Dart into the driveway, left the car running and walked up to the porch.

She was just feet away when the suspect jumped into the car and took off.

Three minutes later, the child was discovered unharmed about a mile away on Leath Street.

The suspect was nowhere to be found.

If you can help, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

Police said it’s unclear if the mother will be cited for leaving her car unattended with the keys inside.