A man stole a black Audi Q5 while an infant was in the back seat, then set the child on the ground a few blocks away before being arrested in the same area Wednesday evening, a police spokesman said.
Little Rock Police Department Lt. Michael Ford said the infant was not hurt when the man stole the SUV and took it on a brief joyride.
The Audi, with the child inside, was reported missing about 5:30 p.m., Ford said. The child was found nearby still in a car seat. Police arrested a suspect in the case by 6 p.m., but did not publicly identify him, Ford said.
Investigators were still working Wednesday night at the scene in the area of 12000 Stagecoach Road.