Published: Jan 08, 2011 3:24 AM EST
Updated: Jan 08, 2011 12:24 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Gulf coast authorities are searching for a car that was stolen with a toddler in the back seat.

Police are searching for a rented 2010 Red Dodge Charger. Authorities say a man reported on Friday afternoon that the car was left idling with his 16-month-old son buckled into the car seat in the back. Authorities say he told them when he came back, the car and his child were missing.

The child was wearing a blue, green and silver shirt and beige pants.

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