Missing Toddler Found

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A toddler was found safe in St. Petersburg nearly six hours after the car he was strapped into was

Police say a citizen reported the 2010 Red Dodge Charger Friday night. The 16-month-old boy was still buckled into a car seat in the back.

The boy's father, 29-year-old Tamarcus J. Daise, reported the child and car missing Friday afternoon. He told police he and the boy's mother left the car idling while they went to see a friend at a nearby apartment.

Shortly after the car was taken, Daise and his half brother, 27-year-old Tyreece Rutledge, were arrested following an argument with officers. Daise was charged with obstruction of justice, and Rutledge was charged with pointing a gun on two detectives.

No arrests have been made for the car theft or abduction.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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