Man shocked to find Amber Alert on Facebook for kid he's babysitting

Friday, April 17, 2015
Photo: A Washington state boy, 2, was kidnapped by his grandmother and his father's girlfriend but has now been reunited with his parents.

RENTON, Wash. -- A couple in Washington state were surprised to discover the child they were babysitting had been abducted and an Amber Alert issued seeking the toddler's return.

Authorities issued the alert Tuesday night after the 2-year-old boy was taken from his home in Des Moines. John Truong told KOMO-TV in Seattle that he and his wife had been asked to watch the child by his sister and didn't learn about the alert until Wednesday morning. Truong called police, who retrieved the child.

"I'm eating my breakfast, I'm checking my Facebook, all of a sudden I see this Amber Alert for this child and it looks like this child in my bed, and I'm like, 'Oh, my God! What's going on?'" Truong told KOMO.

Truong told authorities his sister asked him to watch the child overnight, explaining it was her boyfriend's son.

The 2-year-old boy was reunited with his parents, and was unharmed in the incident.

Police have arrested the sister in connection with the kidnapping. They say she and the child's paternal grandmother went to the boy's home Tuesday and incapacitated his mother with a Taser. The grandmother was questioned by authorities.

Both the sister and the grandmother face multiple felony charges, including kidnapping, felony assault and unlawful imprisonment.

The Associated Press contributed to this report