UPDATE: Missing 4-Year-Old Girl Found Safe In Memphis, Suspect In Custody
By FOX 35 // October 10, 2016
alert security guard spotted the suspect and girl
(FOX 35) – An alert security guard in Tennessee spotted the stolen car mentioned in a multi-state Amber Alert this afternoon, leading to the safe recovery of a kidnapped Florida girl and the arrest of her accused abductor.
“West Wild Hogs is in the pen,” Polk County Sheriff Judd said, referring to the man suspected of kidnapping Rebecca Lewis over the weekend. “The Memphis Police Department has him under arrest.”
The news came more than 48 hours after the 4-year-old vanished from her Lakeland home. Her 16-year-old sister saw her sleeping at about 9 a.m. Saturday morning; around 9:45, the sister woke back up and the little girl was not in her bed.
According to Rebecca’s parents, they searched the area for over an hour before calling law enforcement. An Amber Alert was issued later that afternoon.
Deputies said surveillance video captured images of Hogs with the girl inside a Lakeland McDonald’s restaurant shortly after the abduction. Authorities said the pair spent 30 minutes inside the restaurant eating breakfast.
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