Kidnapped California boy found unharmed

March 24, 2012 at 4:22 PM

IDYLLWILD, Calif., March 24 (UPI) -- A 5-year-old San Jacinto, Calif., boy was found unharmed the day after he was abducted by his father from a caregiver's house, police say.

Domenic Smith was taken by his father, Anthony Smith-Dixon, from a home where he was being cared for Thursday night. Domenic's mother had taken out a restraining order against Smith-Dixon, 25, because he may be a risk to her or the child. Police put out an Amber Alert for the boy.

About 2:40 p.m. Friday in Idyllwild, a gas station owner called the police after spotting Domenic with his father in the car described in the Amber Alert.

The Los Angeles Times reported a state Highway Patrol unit intercepted the car. Smith-Dixon was arrested and Domenic was returned to his mother.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
One arrested after Philadelphia college lockdown
Boehner delays House vote for new speaker
NASA releases thousands of Apollo mission photos on Flickr
Snowden: U.S. won't respond to offers to serve prison time
FDA approves new treatment for advanced lung cancer