SAN DIEGO -- A man and woman who crashed a stolen car near the San Diego Union-Tribune building in the Mission Valley area Wednesday night were apprehended a short time later after allegedly trying to make a run for it, each with a child.
Shortly after 10:30 p.m., a stolen black Honda crashed into a wall near the newspaper's office in the 300 block of Camino de la Reina. 10News learned the suspect car had been reported stolen from an auto dealership.
A witness who had followed the car told 10News she saw a woman get out of the car with a baby and run to Fashion Valley Mall. A man in the car also allegedly ran from the vehicle with a 7-year-old boy.
San Diego police said that while the woman was running through the mall parking lot, she dropped the baby several times before she was captured by officers.
“As the female was running from the scene, the child was dropped at least twice in her attempt to get away," SDPD Sgt. Salvador Hurtado said.
There is no immediate word on the baby's condition.
Meanwhile, the man was spotted at a nearby In-N-Out restaurant with the boy. He was detained by police. Both adults were arrested on multiple charges. Their names were not immediately released.
The two children were taken to Polinsky Childrens Center.
The exact relationship between the suspects was not confirmed.