SANFORD, Fla. - A 3-month-old girl who Sanford police said was abducted by her father Sunday morning has been found safe, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Law enforcement officials issued the Amber Alert for 3-month-old Na'tori Mazion after police said the child's father, 31-year-old Tedrick Mazion, took her from her home along the 400 block of West Seminole Boulevard in Sanford.
Sanford police said a friend of Tedrick, whom authorities did not identify, returned the infant to his mother. Tedrick's friend is being questioned by police, officials said.
According to Sanford police, Tedrick Mazion allegedly entered an apartment around 8:30 a.m. at 401 West Seminole Boulevard at The Park at Ravello apartment complex. He then took Na'tori from the apartment while her mother tried to stop him, police said.
Sanford police mounted an hours-long search for the child.
Police said Tedrick Mazion has not been involved in Na'tori's life since her birth.
The baby’s grandmother, Ruby Wise, said she did not think the baby’s father would harm the child, nut felt there was no choice but to call police.
“He just barged in the door and took her. You know, when she pepped out the door to see who it was, he just forced his way into the house,” Wise said. “She’s alright. We got her back. A relief.”
Law enforcement officials canceled the Amber Alert around 3:45 p.m.
Police are still searching for Mazio.
#Update (October 7, 2018): Na’ToriMazion has been recovered and reunited with her mother. It was revealed that Na’Tori Mazion was returned by a person known to Tedrick Mazion. This is an ongoing investigation and new information will be provided once it is available.— Sanford Police (@SanfordPolice) October 7, 2018
UPDATE: The Florida AMBER Alert issued for Na'tori Mazion has been canceled. The child has been found safe. Thank you for sharing!— FDLE (@fdlepio) October 7, 2018
RIGHT NOW: Getting an update from @SanfordPolice on abduction of infant. Regarding history between mother and father he says, “anytime you have acts of violence currently or in the past, that’s something we take seriously”, but they don’t believe he would harm the girl. pic.twitter.com/WXG5Ge8tIF— Deanna Allbrittin (@deannaTVnews) October 7, 2018
PLEASE SHARE! Florida AMBER Alert issued for Na'tori Mazion, a black female, 0 years old, 1 foot 9 inches tall, last seen in Sanford may be traveling in a 2017, red Nissan Altima, Florida tag number 4ALWY. The car has silver rims and black tint. #FLAMBER. pic.twitter.com/iZiWN1AFpr— FDLE (@fdlepio) October 7, 2018
.@SanfordPolice says kidnapping case started here when they were called for a disturbance. Tedrick Mazion, the 3-month-old’s father, entered a home and took his daughter Na’tori. Police say Tedrick hasn’t been involved in her life.— Deanna Allbrittin (@deannaTVnews) October 7, 2018
LOOK FOR: 2017 Red Altima w/ tag 4ALYW pic.twitter.com/8gBSusL8C1
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