Baby in car stolen from daycare is found safe

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FOREST PARK, Ga. — A 1-year-old girl who was in the back seat of a car when it was stolen outside a daycare center near Atlanta was found safe Wednesday morning, authorities said.

Police got a call from a resident who had spotted the car parked in a neighborhood, Forest Park police Lt. Jason Armstrong said.

Police then found the missing car and the girl, asleep inside the vehicle, near Scott Drive and Holly Circle in Clayton County shortly before 7 a.m.

Authorities had issued a child abduction alert early Wednesday morning after the 1994 green Honda Accord was stolen outside the 24-hour Playskool daycare facility in Forest Park, just south of Atlanta.

The child’s mother, Victoria Buchannon, was picking her up from the 24-hour daycare facility shortly after midnight, police said. Buchannon then went back into the daycare to get an older sibling, and the suspect jumped into the car and drove off, authorities said.

“I just want my baby back. Whoever got her, please return her. That’s all I ask. You can have the car,” Buchannon said in an interview with WSB-TV before the child was found.

The child was reunited with her mother shortly after police found the car, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

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nocnoc 05/22/13 - 10:08 am
Will the mother be charged

I sure some one going to ask that question.

But I am happy she has her baby back safely and no high speed pursuit occurred to endanger the child.

Likely the mother will never get to read this suggestion but,


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I'm Back Again 05/22/13 - 10:26 am
And dont leave the baby in

And dont leave the baby in the car without someone watching her. She should have gotten a daycare worker to bring her other child out, or had them watch the baby in the car while she went inside.
Also, does the term "daycare" apply to a 24 hour child care service?

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