(UPDATE 4:30 p.m.) Authorities say that missing child was never missing.
The 3 year old was at his Pinellas Park daycare the whole time.
His mother claimed the boy was in her car when it was stolen from a Clearwater street.
The child was not in the car when it crashed minutes later and the car thief says there was no one in the vehicle when he took it.
The mother will be charged.
A frantic search is underway for a child who was in the back seat of a car when it was stolen in Clearwater this afternoon.
Police say 3 year old Ismyal Badillo was not in the car when the car thief crashed on U.S. 19 south of Curlew Road.
The thief is in custody.