WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old girl who was in a minivan that was carjacked in northwest Washington was later put out alone on a city street by the thief.

D.C. police say a woman was getting into the van at the Children’s National Medical Center on Wednesday night when a man took the vehicle with her daughter inside. The man drove a few blocks away, where he put the girl out and drove off.

A cable company employee who saw the child huddled under the bumper of a car and crying alerted police.

The girl was not seriously injured.

About a half hour after the vehicle was stolen, Prince George’s County police stopped the minivan and arrested the driver. D.C. police say the man has been charged with unarmed carjacking.

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

  1. Sheila Flanigan says:

    What about a charge for kidnapping

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