Published: May 21, 2011 7:06 PM EDT
Updated: May 21, 2011 7:07 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Police in Tampa have located a toddler after the car he was sitting in was stolen while his mother ran into a grocery store.
    
The Tampa Police Department says the thief abandoned the stolen 2003 black Nissan Murano a short distance away on Friday.
    
Officers looking for the vehicle spotted it and found the 3-year-old child safely inside. Police say he was honking the car's horn and playing with a Sponge Bob toy.
    
Authorities have not identified a suspect and say the toddler is the only known witness to the crime.

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