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Woman Charged With Kidnapping After Car With Toddler Stolen in Brooklyn

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  • A woman stole a car in Brooklyn with a 2-year-old girl the back seat, police say
  • The toddler wasn't hurt, but the driver struck a pedestrian and three parked cars, the NYPD says
  • The woman, who is homeless, was charged with kidnapping, grand larceny and reckless endangerment

A woman stole a car with a 2-year-old car in the backseat on Sunday afternoon, then took off and hit a bicyclist, police said. 

The child wasn't hurt, the NYPD said. A 36-year-old man who was struck was hospitalized for minor injuries, police said.

Adrea Aronald, 52, was charged with kidnapping, reckless endangerment and grand larceny, police said. The NYPD said she was emotionally disturbed and homeless. She stayed silent as cops led her away in handcuffs. 

The mother left her 2009 Honda Accord parked at Euclid and Sutter avenues in East New York while she ran into a store, police said.

She left her 2-year-old daughter in her car seat in the back, the keys in the car and the door open, police said. 

Aronald got into the car and drove away, police said. She struck a man two blocks away at Cresent Street, then hit three more parked cars. 

The woman tried to run, but some good Samaritans held her down until police arrived, police said.  

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