8-Year-Old Girl Returned Safely After Being Abducted While Walking With Mother
Local church members reportedly spotted the car and notified authorities, who found her and her alleged kidnapper at a local hotel.
Salem Sabatka and her mother were walking through their neighborhood around 6:30 p.m. Saturday when a man allegedly drove up and puled Salem into his car, police said.
Surveillance video from a nearby house showed her mother trying to jump in the car and pull her daughter out. She fell to the ground as the car sped off.
“Help me please, someone call the police, my daughter just got kidnapped," she can be heard screaming.
The mother immediately called 911 as she ran back to the house.
Police issued an Amber Alert for Salem and posted her photos and pictures of the car to social media. Local church members reportedly spotted the car and notified authorities, who found her and her alleged kidnapper early Sunday at the WoodSpring Suites in Forest Hill.
Police said Salem and her mother do not know the suspect, who has been charged with aggravated kidnapping.
"As you can see, there is a smile on my face. I'm here to report that Salem has been found safe," Calzada said.
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