Kidnapped California boy found unharmed

March 24, 2012 at 4:22 PM
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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.

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