Cops: Baby Back With Mom After Alleged Kidnapping Leads To Chase In Detroit

WWJ News
April 06, 2020 - 5:52 pm
Detroit Police Car

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DETROIT (WWJ) - A 3-month-old baby is back home safe after an alleged kidnapping and police chase in Detroit.

According to Detroit police, officers responded to a call about a kidnapping at around 11:40 a.m. Monday, in the 20500 block of James Couzens.

The 23-year-old mother reported that her infant's father grabbed the baby after an argument and drove off; then allegedly demanding money in return for the child. 

While police were talking with the mom, the dad returned to the home, police said, but when officers approached him he again drove away.

As police chased the suspect, it's alleged he blew through stop signs and disregarded traffic lights before the pursuit was called off "to prevent injury to the child and the community," police said.

A short time later, police said suspect gave the baby back to the mom in the area of 7 Mike Rd. and Oakfield. The father then fled eastbound on W. 7 Mile and remained at large later Monday.

Medical treatment for the child was refused by the mother, police said. "The officers involved demonstrated great restraint and caution during this pursuit," police said, in a statement, adding, "There were no injuries or damage to property."

 Police noted that this is all preliminary information and it may change as the circumstances surrounding this incident are still being investigated.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit Police Department’s 12th Precinct at 313-596-1240 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.