An Escondido man who stole a Mercedes-Benz sedan from an Escondido shopping center parking lot with a 6-month old infant riding in it has pled guilty to felony auto theft in a Vista court house. He was immediately sentenced December 17 to four years in prison.
The auto theft took place on December 4, shortly after 10 p.m. outside a 99 Cents Only store at Civic Center Plaza Shopping Center on N. Escondido Boulevard. The theft was called in and a few minutes later the vehicle was spotted nearby in another shopping center.
When police approached the suspect jumped out of the car and fled, but was quickly apprehended. The baby was found unharmed in the car.
The 31-year old man, Anthony Guerrero, is an ex-con who, by his own admission, was convicted of robbery in 2009 and 2015.