ORLANDO, Fla.,None - Police are searching for a man who posed as a Department of Children and Families worker in an attempt to take a baby from an Orlando apartment.
Investigators released a composite sketch of the imposter Friday night. Officials say the man tried to take a baby girl from her grandparents at the Summerfield Apartments on Kirkman Road.
"He knocked on the door and told them that he was a DCF employee and he was there to take custody of their 1-year-old granddaughter,” explained Orlando police Sgt. Vince Ogburn.
The man was wearing a gold badge that said 'Department of Children and Families' on it, police say.
Police told WFTV the man was not a real DCF worker, but rather a suspect attempting to kidnap a baby. Officials say the family does not have any custody issues.
The grandparents did not hand over the baby, who police say was not even at the apartment at the time.
DCF officials say they would never randomly show up at a residence and ask to take a child with no explanation.
Police describe the suspect as a white male in his mid to late 30s. He is about 5’9” and was seen wearing a blue polo shirt and slacks.
The incident happened on Tuesday. Police say the investigation remains ongoing.