10-month-old found safe after Amber Alert issued

Zoe Jordan (Source: TBI)
Zoe Jordan (Source: TBI)
(Source: MPD)
(Source: MPD)
Suspect (Source: MPD)
Suspect (Source: MPD)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - An Amber Alert has been canceled for a missing 10-month-old from Memphis.

Memphis Police Department said 10-month-old Zoe Jordan was inside a car that was stolen while it was running near the intersection of Malco Crossing and Riverdale Friday night.

The child was found inside the car at Benoit and Cleary Drive Saturday morning. A man spotted the car and called in a tip to police.

Zoe was sent to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital as a precaution.

In a press conference, Memphis Police Director Mike Rallings warns parents to be alert.

"The police director should not have to tell parents how to take care of their children, "  he said. "Be smart. Never leave a child in a car unattended."

The neighborhood where the car was found is 2.3 miles away from where it was stolen.

Police released video and photos of a man in a Nike sweatshirt who they said was a person of interest.

They detained a man but released him without pressing charges.

Police said they are still looking for the person in the video, since they're not certain the person they questioned was the man in the surveillance video.

Witnesses said they saw the dramatic moment when the mom got her child back.

"Just working, we saw all the cops come, we saw the truck following the suspect's car and it was just crazy seeing about 10 to 15 cops right behind him," witness Walker Petrowski said.

"Then we saw the lady with the baby and everybody was happy because I knew what it was because we had seen the Amber Alert last night," witness Mario Morris said.

"It was a sight to be seen honestly, it's good that the police are doing their job right," Petrowski said.

"That's a blessing they found the baby because you never know, it's so crazy up here so you never know what would have happened," Morris said.

It is unknown if the infant's mother will face any charges at this time.

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