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KIDNAPPING: Louisville man accused of stealing car with 2 children inside

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James Hill (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) James Hill (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man is charged with two counts of kidnapping, after police say he stole a car with two small children inside.

According to arrest reports, the incident took place on April 30, just before 11 p.m., at the Next Door Convenience Food Mart at 3303 Newburg Road, near the Watterson Expressway.

Police say 35-year-old James Hill got into a 2007 silver Nissan that didn't belong to him and drove away.

But police say Hill wasn't the only occupant of the vehicle. According to arrest reports, there were two children -- ages 2 and 4 -- inside at the time.

Police say Hill eventually abandoned the vehicle in the 1900 block of Peabody Lane, near the intersection with Goldsmith Lane, leaving the two children alone with the vehicle before running away.

As a result, police say the children were placed in "a substantial danger of physical injury."

Hill's actions were captured on store surveillance video, according to police.

He was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with two counts of kidnapping, two counts of second-degree wanton endangerment and one count of theft by unlawful taking of an auto.

He is currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections.

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