Man just released from prison steals car in jail parking lot with 1-year-old inside, police say

A Philadelphia man, who was just released from prison Tuesday night, was back in jail Wednesday after immediately stealing a car from the jail parking lot with a 1-year-old inside, according to media reports.

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Moments after Thomas Lee Williams, 36, left the Westmoreland County Prison, he attacked a woman in the parking lot and stole her car with her young grandchild inside, WCAU-TV reported.

He didn't get far, though. Williams crashed the car about 15 minutes later and was soon apprehended in nearby Woods, the Tribune-Review reported.

The child and his grandmother were treated at a local hospital, while Williams was taken back to jail on a $250,000 bond.

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He’s facing an array of new charges, including assault, kidnapping, robbery and reckless endangerment.

Williams pled guilty to drug charges in 2017.

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