COPY-BREAKING NEWS: AMBER ALERT- Infant Kidnapped from Covenant Lakeside Hospital

On 3-10-2007 at approximately 1:20 a.m. the Lubbock Police Department was notified of kidnapping that had occurred at Covenant Lakeside Hospital.  Patrol officers responded and immediately began a search for the victim and suspect.  Detectives from the persons crimes and juvenile crimes section also responded and have begun their investigation.

A person posing as a hospital employee entered the victim's hospital room and took the infant, Mychael Darthard-Dawodu.

The suspect is described as an African American female in her early 20's, approximately 5'3" tall and 150 pounds.  She has a round face and black hair that has been dyed auburn and was pulled back in a short ponytail with a scrunchy.  She was last seen wearing a pink hospital scrub style shirt with purple and blue flowers, blue scrub style pants, a black jacket with fur around the hood and carrying a tan purse/bag.

The suspect was last seen in a 2000-2006 red Dodge pick-up truck with black trim and tinted windows.

The victim is a 3-day-old African American female approximately 1'7" long and 5.2 pounds.  She is jaundiced and in need of medical attention.

If anybody has information about this kidnapping please call the Juvenile Crimes Section of the Lubbock Police Department at 806-775-2788, or the Lubbock Police Department Front Desk at 806-775-2816 or Crime Line at 806-741-1000.