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Terron White pleads guilty to kidnapping

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A man who carjacked a vehicle from a Baltimore gas station with a young mother and her toddler inside it pleaded guilty Friday.

The suspect, Terron White, pleaded guilty to two counts of kidnapping. He’s scheduled to be sentenced in November.

The kidnapping was shocking, in no small part because the mother of the toddler rolled out of the moving vehicle when White was fleeing near the Cabin John Parkway exit in Bethesda.

Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy says the kidnapping was a "horrifying experience for the victim," Elyssa Samuels.

White's attorney did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

The incident started at about 10 p.m. on July 14, 2011, when the mother, Samuels, parked at a gas station with her 20-month-old in a backseat with the engine still running.

White then got into the car and sped away, police said. He allegedly struck at least two vehicles while fleeing the scene on I-95 and onto the Beltway with the mother and toddler in the back seat.

Samuels told ABC7 after the incident that White made her wear a seatbelt, but she quietly unlocked it and with baby in arms she rolled out near the Cabin John Parkway exit.

She suffered some bumps and the toddler had some scrapes but they were otherwise unhurt.

“I’m not a hero. I’m just a mom,” she told ABC7.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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