Girl found safe after Amber Alert issued
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police are calling it a misunderstanding after an Amber Alert was issued for a local girl who was reportedly abducted Monday afternoon.
According to police, the driver of the vehicle is the father of the girl who was presumed to be abducted.
The father stated that his daughter lowered the back seat of the vehicle to gain internal access to the vehicle's trunk in order to retrieve a water bottle. Once the vehicle came to rest at the intersection, the father opened the trunk, exited the vehicle, and retrieved the water bottle for his daughter, who could be seen in the back seat through the open trunk. He then re-entered the vehicle and traveled eastbound on Southwest 40th Street.
A woman who was sitting in traffic called police after she believed the girl was in danger.
The Amber Alert was issued after, police believed, the child was in the company of Hernan E. Novellino, 44, who reportedly rented a car that was last seen traveling eastbound on Bird Road at the corner of Bird Road and 57th Avenue in Miami.
At 6 p.m. officials made contact with both the driver of the vehicle and the child. Officials said the the girl was found safe and unharmed.
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