Cleveland police located a missing 6-week-old baby and returned it safe and sound after issuing an Amber Alert on Aug. 18.
The police sent out an Amber Alert after the mother of the child reported that a family friend drove off with the baby after assaulting her.
The baby, Canon Tatum McDoodle, was found 75 miles away from Cleveland in Youngstown, according to Cleveland police. In a picture released by the department, Patrol Officer Hassan Ali is seen holding the baby and smiling.
The baby was in good health and was temporarily placed with Children and Family Services.
Authorities say the mother reported the baby missing at 11 p.m. shortly after being assaulted by a female family friend. The “friend” drove off with the victim’s car, a 2006 black Chevy Impala, while the baby was still inside.
According to WSAZ, the suspect was afraid the child’s mother would “snitch” on her for backing into a parked vehicle. The police report said that the woman punched Cannon’s mother before driving off.
An investigation into the incident is currently underway. No arrests have been made so far, but police say that investigators will consult with prosecutors regarding charges.