Lyft driver leaves with child in car after misunderstanding, police say

Miami police say driver took child to intended destination without mother

MIAMI – A misunderstanding between a Lyft driver and his passenger ended with the driver leaving with a woman's child in the car, police said.

The incident took place at 1190 NW 86th Street in Miami.

Miami police Officer Christopher Bess said the mother loaded her items and child into the car and told the driver to wait a moment while she went back inside her home to get a car seat.

Bess said the driver misunderstood her and thought he was taking the child to the intended destination.

The mother came outside to find that the car was gone and called 911.

Police later found the driver at the intended destination -- a daycare at 7134 Byron Street in Miami Beach.