MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (KTVU) -- - An Amber Alert was canceled Wednesday after a missing 4-month-old girl who was abducted in Mountain View was found safe, authorities said.
Police said Madilyn Wallin was found with her grandmother in Livermore but her father, identified as Michael Lenard Wallin, 45, of Patterson, remained at large as of noon Wednesday.
A police spokeswoman said the girl and her grandmother were in police custody and detectives from Mountain View police were going to escort them back home.
Police say Wallin took his daughter at around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday night when he was visiting with Madilyn and her mother at the Residence Inn in Mountain View, located at 1854 W. El Camino Real, in the Shoreline West neighborhood.
According to police, at some point during the visit, an argument between Madilyn’s mother and Wallin ensued, and Wallin began to drive off with the baby, who was sitting in his lap.
This caused Madilyn’s mother to be dragged by the car a short distance before she was able to break free. She was not seriously injured.
CHP issued an Amber Alert for Madilyn around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for Alameda, San Joaquin, Santa Clara and Stanislaus counties. It was rescinded shortly before noon.
Madilyn Wallin is described as 2 feet tall, 15-pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing a white top and pink ballerina outfit.
Police said Wallin is 6-feet-2-inches tall, weighs 220-pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a Warriors T-shirt. He has tattoos throughout his body, including the back of his hands.
According to authorities, Michael Wallin and Madilyn are in a blue, 4-door, 2007 Nissan Altima, with paper plates. The car has both recent front and back end damage.
Anyone with information is asked to call Mountain View Police at 650-903-6395.