Teen arrested after stealing car with baby inside while mom made DoorDash delivery, police say

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. -- A 14-year-old is facing charges after he allegedly stole an SUV with 1-year-old child inside while the boy's mother was completing a DoorDash delivery.

It happened July 5 in the 100 block of Murray Hill Road in Southern Pines around 9 p.m. when police say the DoorDash driver exited the car, leaving it running and unlocked.

Police said that during the delivery, the teen stole the vehicle with the child inside.

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Around 10:15 p.m., police found the car parked with the child inside on South Gaines Street.

Police said the child was unharmed and was promptly reunited with his mother.

The 14-year-old has been charged with first degree kidnapping and theft of a motor vehicle.
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