VINELAND, N.J. (CBS)—Police have arrested a man in South Jersey after they say he stole a woman’s car with her child in the back seat.
It happened in the 400 block of W. Landis Ave.READ MORE: Mother Of 6 Stabbed To Death In West Philly Had Protective Order Against Fiance Charged In Her Murder
The woman told police that she went to the gas station to pick up several items and left her vehicle running with her 1-year-old child in the back seat. The woman says she thought she locked the car, said police.
While the woman was inside the store, police say Pedro A. Ortiz, 31, of Vineland, NJ jumped into the vehicle and fled with the child inside.READ MORE: Sheriff's Deputies Dismantle Protest Encampment Outside Of University City Townhomes
The car was later found at the corner of Grape Street and 3rd St., with the child left unharmed in the back seat.
Police say they later arrested Ortiz.MORE NEWS: Heat Health Emergency In Philadelphia Has Residents Running For Cover From Sun: 'This Heat Is Like, Dangerous'
He is being charged with carjacking, kidnapping, and theft of auto. He was processed and transported to the Cumberland County Jail.