Homeless woman steals, crashes car in Brooklyn with 2-year-old girl in back seat, say cops
A homeless woman stole a car left idling in Brooklyn on Sunday, taking a 2-year-old girl in the back seat on a scary ride, police said.
The toddler’s mom left her strapped in a car seat in the back of a blue Honda Accord about 12:45 p.m. on Sutter Ave. near Euclid Ave. in East New York, said cops.
While the mom ran into a store to get something to eat, Adrea Aronald, 52, allegedly hopped into the car’s driver seat.
The door was unlocked and the engine was running — so Aronald only had to step on the gas to embark on a wild joy ride.
She drove the car about two blocks, to Sutter Ave. and Crescent St., where she hit a bicyclist, said police.
Aronald then turned onto Belmont Ave. and crashed into three parked cars.
The cyclist suffered minor injuries, cops said. The little girl was not hurt.
Police busted Aronald on the scene and charged her with kidnapping, grand larceny and reckless endangerment.