Salt Lake City police had a 24-year-old man in custody Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly stole a car with two young children inside.
The girls, 2 and 4, were sleeping inside an idling car about 3:45 p.m. at Little Caesar's near 900 West and 800 South while the woman who was caring for them picked up pizza in the restaurant, said Detective Mike Hamideh. While the woman a relative but not the girls' mother was inside the restaurant, a man got in the car and drove it away, striking another car as he was leaving Little Caesars, Hamideh said.
The woman gave a thorough description of the stolen car, and police spotted it near 500 West and 200 South. The man pulled over and surrendered without incident about 4:15 p.m.