Skip Nav
Parenting
Why You Should Think Twice Before Judging "Big Kids" Trick-or-Treating
Food and Activities
37 Scarily Cute Halloween Sweets
Kid Shopping
16 Costume Ideas For Kids Who Don't Like Costumes

Police Rescue Toddler Kidnapped in Walmart

2-Year-Old Saved in Potential Walmart Abduction

It's a parent's worst nightmare when their child disappears. But thanks to the quick action of police, a 2-year-old girl who was taken hostage in an Oklahoma Walmart while her mother had her back turned to the shopping cart has been rescued, ABC News reports.

According to surveillance video from the Midwest City, OK, Walmart, Sammie Wallace grabbed a toddler from a shopping cart and held a knife to her throat for no apparent reason. Law enforcement quickly evacuated the store and tried to negotiate with Wallace, who has a history of mental illness and a violent arrest record. But when he threatened to kill the girl in 60 seconds, police took action, shooting Wallace in the head.

"Obviously, our goal was to talk him down to get him to release the child," Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes said. "Unfortunately, we weren't successful but we were successful in saving this child."

ADVERTISEMENT

The toddler was uninjured in the shooting and was returned to her mother.

Source: ABC News
Elsie Larson Comments on Adopting From China
Sensory Activities For Toddlers
Foods Toddlers Will Eat
How to Encourage Toddlers to Read
From Our Partners
Latest Moms
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds