A 1-year-old Florida lady was discovered unhurt inside an SUV hours after the working, unlocked car was stolen, authorities mentioned.
Bodycam video launched Wednesday by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Workplace exhibits the second Tinnley Sage West — whose abduction Tuesday in Valrico prompted an Amber Alert – was rescued by Grasp Cpl. John Seale.
“You harm, child?” Seale requested the tot simply earlier than she started to cry. “You’re all proper, child … your mommy’s coming.”
Seale took Tinnley out of her automobile seat and tried to calm her as a second deputy arrived at a church in Brandon, the place the lady was discovered at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Hours earlier, she was snoozing inside her household’s 2018 Volkswagen SUV that was stolen whereas her mom helped a relative carry packages right into a Valrico residence.
The church was some three miles away, deputies mentioned.
“That is the very best consequence we might have requested for, and it introduced us an incredible quantity of pleasure and aid with the ability to return Tinnley West safely to her household,” Sheriff Chad Chronister mentioned. “Whereas I’m grateful that the suspect did the best factor, he’ll nonetheless face penalties for his actions.”
Deputies later launched surveillance video of the person suspected of stealing the SUV with Tinnley inside. The footage from a neighbor’s doorbell digicam in Valrico confirmed the masked suspect — described as a younger black male with a skinny construct — apparently peeking into a close-by residence and ringing a doorbell earlier than strolling away.
No arrests in the case had been made as of Thursday, sheriff’s officers informed The Put up.
However the lady’s father had a stern warning for the suspect, WTSP reported.
“Don’t let me discover you,” he informed reporters.
Previous to stealing the SUV, the suspect was asking folks in the neighborhood for a experience, Chronister mentioned.
“No coincidence there,” the sheriff informed the station.
Tinnley’s mom, in the meantime, thanked investigators for locating her daughter.
“We’re so grateful that Tinnley is residence protected,” Chelsea Noriega wrote on Fb. “A particular thanks to Hillsborough county sheriffs workplace, for his or her fast and diligent work. lesson discovered, for positive.”