SEATTLE - A 32-year-old man has been charged for allegedly stealing a car and crashing it, causing it to flip over with a child still inside, according to Seattle Police.
On Thursday morning, police said a man, later identified as Kevin Myhre, stole a Toyota that was left running in the Capitol Hill neighborhood while its driver made a quick delivery nearby. The driver's child was still inside the car.
The victim told police when he was returning back to his car, he saw the suspect drive off with his daughter inside. He told police he chased the car until he saw it crash and flip over.
The child was safely buckled in her car seat and was uninjured. The suspected car thief ran off after the crash.
Myhre walked right past the East Precinct, where officers arrested him after he was identified by witnesses, according to Seattle Police.
He has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle, hit and run, and driving under the influence.
According to the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, he has previous convictions for theft and vehicle prowling. He is also on the Seattle City Attorney's High Utilizer List.