A 13-Year-Old Miamian Stole a Car With a Sleeping Baby Inside
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Police say a 13-year-old got more than he expected when he stole an SUV. There was a sleeping 6-month-old baby inside. The teen eventually gave up the attempted grand theft auto after reasoning, "Nah, I'm not trying to go somewhere with the baby."
The incident occurred Friday afternoon near NE Miami Court and 78th Street in Miami.
The baby's mother had just parked the vehicle in front of her child's grandparents' home. She was walking her two older children to the door and left the car running with air-conditioning on at the time. That's when 13-year-old Makenson Celestin made his move. He jumped into the running 2014 black Jeep and took off. The mother tried to alert him that there was a baby inside, but Celestin didn't hear or didn't care.
The mother called 911, and Celestin was caught a few blocks away, where police had to box in the SUV. The baby remained asleep the entire time.
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Celestin was taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center, and when he bonded out, he told WSVN that he decided to abandon the plan when he realized a baby was inside the car.
"I was like, 'Nah, I'm not trying to go somewhere with the baby," he told the station. "I'm just going to wait until the police come."
Celeste told the station he was sorry and promised never to steal another vehicle again.
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