UPDATE: Father LIED about his daughter being abducted by strangers

FEBRUARY 12, 2020

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A Florida father who told police his three-year-old daughter had been abducted by strangers from his front yard lied by claiming they were strangers when the girl had in fact been taken by her mother.

An Amber Alert was issued for three-year-old Madeline Meija on Monday after her father, Lester, called 911 claiming she had been snatched from his car in his driveway in Apopka while he was back in the house retrieving his keys.

The article goes on to state the following:

When four people – including the girl’s teenage mother Tania Fortin-Duarte, 18, – were arrested later in the day after police tracked the kidnappers’ car down, Lester said he had no idea why they took his daughter.

According to the report, Lester was not with the child when she was taken from a caregiver. He was at work when the child’s mother took her.
When Lester was told that the child had been taken, he called 911. They informed him that there was no crime, so he allegedly made one up.
“Mr. Mejia was scared he would not see his daughter again so he provided the abduction story in hopes it would assist in recovering his daughter,” a police statement said.


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