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Brooklyn man charged with stealing SUV with baby in the backseat


The missing, and recovered 1-year-old who was in a car that was stolen from Kingston Ave. and Dean St. in Brooklyn. (Twitter) (Obtained by New York Daily News)

A Brooklyn teen has been busted for allegedly swiping a woman’s idling SUV while her year-old son was strapped in the backseat, cops said Friday.

Quansae Herring, 17, stole the vehicle Aug. 5 after the toddler’s mother left it running while she ran into a nearby Crown Heights restaurant to pick up food on Dean St. and Kingston Ave., cops said.

But when she got out of the restaurant, both her SUV and baby were gone. Herring ditched the vehicle about a mile away on Buffalo Ave. and Park Place with the headlights on, three blocks from his own home, police said.

A neighbor called cops after she noticed the license plate matched an Amber Alert she’d gotten on her phone for a missing child. Police found the tot still strapped into the backseat.

Herring was arrested Thursday and charged with grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and endangering the welfare of a child. His arraignment was pending Friday.