Baby safe after being kidnapped when car is stolen

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Delaware State Police say a year-old boy is safe after a car thief drove off with him in the backseat.

Authorities said in a news release that the car was stolen in Laurel on Sunday night after its owner left it idling in the driveway while he went inside to get his 10-year-old son.

Authorities found the car parked and idling about 2 miles away. The toddler was in the vehicle and unharmed.

Police saw 30-year-old Frederick Najdek of Delmar walking nearby and questioned him. Najdek was charged with kidnapping and theft. Troopers do not know if Najdek has a lawyer, and a phone number could not be found for him.