Fla. child found safe after thief steals car

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Posted: May 21, 2011 11:17 AM
Fla. child found safe after thief steals car

Police in Tampa have located a toddler after the car he was sitting in was stolen while his mother ran into a grocery store.

The Tampa Police Department says the thief abandoned the stolen 2003 black Nissan Murano a short distance away on Friday.

Officers looking for the vehicle spotted it and found the 3-year-old child safely inside. Police say he was honking the car's horn and playing with a Sponge Bob toy.

Authorities have not identified a suspect and say the toddler is the only known witness to the crime.