A man stole a car with a 6-month old baby inside from an Escondido shopping center Tuesday.
Officers found the stolen Mercedes-Benz at 1204 N. Escondido Boulevard with the infant in the car unharmed.
Escondido police received a call just after 10 p.m. from outside of the 99 Cent Store at 385 N Escondido Boulevard reporting the stolen car.
The man who stole the car dumped the car less than two miles north and ran from the scene, police said.
The owner left her keys in the car while the car was running, according to Escondido police officials.
Anthony Guerrero, 31, was taken into custody and booked on charges of felony vehicle theft, felony possession of stolen vehicle and felony parole violation.
Officers then found the baby unharmed inside the car and reunited the child with its family.
Guerrero was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.