James F. Glover, a District man who accidentally abducted a 9-month-old girl when he stole her mother's car during the height of a January snowstorm, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court here to six to eight years in prison.

Glover, 42, who had been living at a shelter for the homeless, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Joyce Hens Green to five years for interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle in the Jan. 21 abduction of Andrea Haggins Ford. Glover stole the Ford Mustang belonging to the child's mother while the woman was stopped at a Prince George's County service station.

The child was found, frostbitten but otherwise unharmed, about 20 hours later, after Glover made at least three telephone calls to the District's 911 emergency number in an effort to have the child rescued.

Glover was sentenced to 20 to 60 months in prison, to be served concurrently, for first-degree theft in connection with the incident.

Green also handed down a consecutive one- to three-year sentence for a robbery charge stemming from an incident in which Glover stole another car from a different woman at a D.C. service station about two weeks later.

Glover, who has said he stole the cars to get money to support his cocaine addiction, still faces state kidnaping charges in Prince George's County.