A 3-year-old girl who was kidnapped was found by the police inside a vehicle with Texas plates. Four adults inside the car were arrested. The little girl, Madeline Mejia, was found hours after an amber alert was issued.
Fox News reported that Madeline was “on the front lawn of her father’s home around 6 a.m. when her dad says he forgot his keys and went back in the house to get them. He heard Mejia screaming and saw her being snatched by a man in a black Honda with a temporary Texas license plate, authorities said.”
"The AMBER alert described the driver as a white-Hispanic male with long brown hair"
Suspect: White-Hispanic-Victim: Hispanic -it's all in the wording, check FBI crime stats.
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According to Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Kim Montes, the father chased the vehicle from Apopka until he lost sight of it on Interstate 75 further north. He did not have a cellphone, but he drove home and called authorities.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued an amber alert at around 9:30 a.m. Madeline was located at around 11:00 a.m. on Interstate 10 near the state capital of Tallahassee. Police suspect that the vehicle was headed towards Texas.
The AMBER alert described the driver as a white-Hispanic male with long brown hair and facial hair and wearing a blue shirt and jeans. The four suspects have not yet been named.