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Girl Taken by Father in Indiana Dropped Off ‘in Good Health’ at Wendy’s

A 4-year-old girl at the center of an Amber Alert in Indiana Thursday was found “in good health” after an unknown person dropped her off at a Wendy’s fast-food restaurant, police said.

The girl’s father, Channing Scott, used a toy scooter to break out the window of a van and take her, authorities say.

Adayah, described as a black female, about 2 feet 6 inches and weighing around 40 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes, was last seen at 2:10 a.m. Thursday in Fort Wayne, police said.

Fort Wayne Police said they believe Adayah was likely abducted by her father, Channing Scott.

“Mr. Scott forcibly took the child by taking a toy scooter and breaking out a window of the victim’s van, which allowed Scott to remove the child out of the seat of the victim’s vehicle,” Michael Joyner, a spokesman for the Fort Wayne Police Department said.

Police said Channing is 46 years old, black man, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with black dreadlocks and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a dark red shirt, gray sweatpants and black-and-white gym shoes, police said.

The suspect vehicle is a red 2011 Hyundai Accent with an “In God We Trust” Indiana license plate VKZ918, police said.

Scott is possibly with David Cook, 37, who is about six feet tall with brown hair and weighs about 240 pounds, police said.

Both men are homeless, according to police, and have no known cellphones.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Fort Wayne Police Department at 888-582-6237 or 911.

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