Baby injured after couple crash car trying to elude police

Baby injured after crash
Posted at 10:46 PM, Dec 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-09 22:46:00-05

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A 6-month-old baby was seriously injured after police say a couple crashed their getaway car while fleeing authorities.

St. Petersburg Police say Derick Corbett was stealing packages from the front porch of a residence and fled in a car driven by Casandra Cole. Authorities said they were not pursuing the vehicle when it crashed Wednesday.

The alleged suspects fled on foot with the baby, who had a visible head injury. Police said Corbett held the baby in front of him as a shield when officers approached.

All three are being treated at the hospital. Authorities said they believe the baby belongs to the couple.

Packages from several different residences were found in the car and police said they anticipate filing burglary and child endangerment charges.