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Deputies: Sarasota man steals car with child in backseat

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SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - A Sarasota man is behind bars after deputies say he stole a car with a 9-year-old child in the backseat.

It happened Saturday, April 14,  in the parking lot of Lowe's on Fruitville Road and Cattleman. As the victim was loading mulch into his car, deputies say White jumped in the front seat and drove away with his daughter. 

The young girl was able to escape the car before 31-year-old Thomas White drove out of the parking lot. 

Following a police chase, White was captured and taken into custody.

White faces charges of carjacking, kidnapping and vehicle theft.

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