Police: Car with baby inside stolen; baby found unharmed

Posted at 6:39 PM, Mar 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-18 18:59:51-04

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a teenager has been charged with kidnapping after a car with a baby girl inside was stolen outside a Memphis restaurant.

Memphis police said on its Facebook page that 18-year-old James Williams was charged Sunday with kidnapping and theft of property.

Williams was being held in the Shelby County Jail. Jail records didn't indicate whether he has an attorney.

The 10-month-old infant appeared unharmed when she was found Saturday morning, hours after an Amber Alert was triggered. Police say the baby apparently spent the night in the car and was found in a residential area.

Police say the car was taken when the girl's mother went into the restaurant to pick up an order and left her car running.

The baby and her mother have been reunited.