A father said his toddler was abducted from their driveway. Police now say he fabricated some details

"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," Apopka police said in a statement Tuesday.Lester Mejia told police on Monday morning that he put Madeline in the car and ran inside his home to grab his keys, according to CNN affiliate WFTV. He said he heard her scream and ran out to see his daughter being driven off in a car with Texas tags. Apopka Police issued an Amber Alert, and Madeline was found within hours in Tallahassee, more than 200 miles away, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.Foursuspects were detained, includingthe girl's biological mother and her boyfriend, according to the police department's statement. While the mother did not have legal custody, she did not take the toddler by force, the statement said. When Mejia was interviewed again, he admitted to knowing Madeline'smother had taken the child, the police statement said. He also told investigators hewas at work, and not in the driveway of his home, when she was taken, police said. A relative called to tell him that the child'smother had taken her, the police statement said. In the follow-up interview, Mejia told poRead More – Source

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