MEXICO (Web Desk) – The footage released by police body camera shows a happy reunion for a three year old girl from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Mostly rising use of body cameras by police is meant to reduce brutality by officers, RT reported.
Little child Caraline Leon-Alcocar was sitting in her mother’s car on Saturday evening when it was kidnapped from a city parking lot.
That time suspect jumped into the vehicle while her mother was filling water bottles.
The man sped off with the toddler in the backseat, prompting what turned into a five-hour citywide search.
Hundreds of locals volunteered to look for her and 30 minutes into the search, police found the car abandoned in a parking lot without the child inside.
After five hours search police officer Chris Poccia spotted the young girl sitting alone on the ground in another parking lot.
Footage recorded on Poccia’s body camera captured the dramatic moment and was released by police on Monday.
Police believe the suspect left the child before ditching the car, meaning Caraline was sitting in near-freezing conditions for more than four hours.
The man, who remains at large, is likely to face charges of kidnapping, child abuse, and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle.
The Albuquerque police department (APD) started using body cameras in 2012 after several deadly shootings by its officers.