NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 22-year-old man is in custody after he stole a vehicle with a child inside asleep in the backseat.

According to Metro police, the incident happened on Tuesday outside of St. Thomas Hospital Midtown’s emergency room. Police say Antoine Smith Jr, 22, stole an SUV parked outside the hospital with a 9-year-old child asleep in the backseat. 

Officers say that the child’s father had brought a relative to the emergency room for care and left his Lincoln Navigator running while he went inside. Authorities say when the father came out of the hospital, he saw his SUV heading on 20th Avenue to Charlotte Avenue. That’s when the father ran after the vehicle and saw it turn onto Dr. D.B. Todd Boulevard. 

The father was able to flag down a police officer which resulted in an extensive search for the vehicle. Metro police were able to spot the SUV at a church on Herman Street and took Smith into custody without incident. The 9-year-old was unharmed. 

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Smith is now facing charges for especially aggravated kidnapping and auto theft. He is being held at the Metro Jail on a $47,000 bond.