APOPKA, Fla. — An Amber Alert has been canceled for a 3-year-old girl who authorities say was abducted in Apopka on Monday morning.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Madeline Mejia, 3, was safely located after she was last seen in the 600 block of East Orange Street around 6 a.m.
Police said in a press conference that Madeline's father left her outside near his vehicle while he went inside to get his keys. He told police he heard her scream and saw her being put in a black two-door sedan with Texas plates.
The father followed the vehicle before losing sight of it on the interstate. He returned home because he didn't have his phone on him and called police.
Florida Highway Patrol Troopers found the sedan in Tallahassee. They said on Twitter that the suspects were arrested. No other information has been provided at this time.
BREAKING AMBER ALERT ARREST. FHP troopers in Tallahassee located and arrested the suspects in the abduction of Madeline Mejia this morning from Apopka. @ApopkaP provided FHP with vital information to locate and stop the vehicle on I-10 in Tallahssee. #Teamwork. pic.twitter.com/KxpqkGcuAN— FHP Orlando (@FHPOrlando) February 10, 2020