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Police arrest driver of stolen car with baby on board

Posted at 1:47 PM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 21:58:31-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A man is facing charges for Grand Theft Auto and a firearm violation, all while a baby was on board.

Fort Myers Police say that on Monday night they spotted a suspicious vehicle with no tag on Franklin Street. They say 21-year-old Derick Simpson and 18-year-old Raiven Newton were in the stolen car with a baby in the back seat.

Officers say Simpson had a gun in the car, out in the open.

He was arrested and the car was returned to its owner.

Newton and the baby were transported to a local shelter.