Police say a 2-year-old Pennsylvania girl who was thought to be abducted was actually in a car that rolled out of a driveway and into woods.
Alexis Weber's family reported she had been abducted from their home in Berwick, about 45 miles southwest of Scranton, at about 7 p.m. Sunday. They also said her mother's car, a 2005 yellow Ford Mustang, might have been stolen too.
Police issued an Amber Alert, a public notification of a missing child.
But authorities say that about five hours later they found the girl in the car, which had somehow rolled down a driveway and into a wooded area. Police believe the driver may have forgotten to put the vehicle in park.
The toddler was taken for a medical evaluation, and the alert was canceled.
Amber Alert: Father, 2-year-old daughter found in the Bronx
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A 2-year-old girl who was the subject of a search Tuesday after she was allegedly taken by her father has been found in the Bronx, according to PIX 11.
Johnny Woo and his daughter Kim Woo have been found on the Major Deegan Expressway, officials said.
The child’s parents had a dispute and her father took the girl from a home and left at about 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, police said.
Police said the circumstances of that incident made them believe Kim Woo, who is a month shy of 3 years old, was in “imminent danger.” They issued an Amber Alert to try to find her.
Police said the couple is in the process of getting a divorce. The girl’s mother is an NYPD sergeant.
UPDATE: Amber Alert Cancelled After Missing 2-Year-Old Staten Island Girl Found Safe
An Amber Alert has been issued to find a two-year-old girl who was taken from her Staten Island home, apparently by her father. The NY State Police say, "Johnny Woo took Kim Woo under circumstances that lead the Police to believe that the child is in imminent danger." Update: The NYPD found the toddler and her father in the Bronx this afternoon. Kim is safe.
Police sources tell PIX 11 that Kim Woo's parents had a dispute this morning, and the father, Johnny Woo, "allegedly took the girl from a home on Ismay Street and left at about 8:45 a.m. Tuesday."
The NY State police say that Kim Woo is 2 years and 11 months old, about 30" and 30 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing pink pajamas. Johnny Woo, 46, is described as 5'4" with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen driving a black 2014 Kia Sorrento, with NY Registration GHH8886.
Anyone with information in the case is urged to call 911 or 1-866-NYS-AMBER (1-866-697-2623).
UPDATE: Authorities pulled over Woo on the Major Deegan Expressway in Bronx. The toddler was safe and taken into custody.
Woo allegedly took the child after an argument with his estranged wife at her Staten Island home this morning. The Staten Island Advance reports, "The child's mother, 35, an off-duty officer, was punched in the torso during the dispute, police said. The mom, who works in Brooklyn, was taken to Richmond University Medical Center, West Brighton, with a stomach injury, said a law enforcement source. The couple is estranged and in the process of a divorce, the source said."