Woman faces judge following arrest for stealing car with infant inside

Authorities have made an arrest in a startling case of a stolen vehicle that had an infant inside.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Authorities have made an arrest in a startling case of a stolen vehicle.

Officers spent several weeks searching for the suspect who stole a car with a 9-month-old baby inside.

On Thursday, police arrested Jeanette Munoz for the crime.

She appeared before a Miami-Dade judge for the first time on Friday.

According to police, Munoz got into the car while the owner was inside a laundromat and told a 10-year-old child in the front seat to get out before she took off with the vehicle.

It was that 10-year-old who later identified Munoz to police from a lineup.

This alleged crime took place on June 9 near 111th Avenue and West Flagler Street.

Munoz dropped off the baby at a Chinese restaurant in Sweetwater.

The child was quickly reunited with his or her mother.

Munoz is facing charges that include grand theft and false imprisonment of a child. Her bond was set at more than $50,000.

About the Authors:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.

Joseph Ojo joined Local 10 in April 2021. Born and raised in New York City, he previously worked in Buffalo, North Dakota, Fort Myers and Baltimore.