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INFANT FOUND UNHARMED AFTER THIEF ABANDONS CAR

A 6-month-old boy who was in a car when a thief stole it was found unharmed Thursday, about 25 miles from where the vehicle vanished the previous evening, authorities said.

Ja-Marquez Izhaun Pringle was still in a car seat in the back of the 1998 Ford Taurus when it was found by a Leon County sheriff's deputy, sheriff's Lt. Silas Lewis said. The car was parked at a Tallahassee housing project.

The infant was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, where he was found to be fine, Lewis said. He was returned to his parents, James and Rose Pringle of Monticello.

The car was stolen Wednesday evening in Monticello, about 25 miles east of Tallahassee, while the baby's grandmother was dropping off another child. An Amber Alert was issued.

No arrests have been made, he said.

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