An Amber Alert was issued early Wednesday morning for a missing 1-year-old boy from Clarkston, Georgia.
Around 1 a.m., Blaise Barnett was last seen inside his family’s grey 2002 Ford Explorer. While his family was unloading groceries at 1000 Montreal Road, someone jumped in the vehicle parked outside the family’s apartment in Clarkston, the baby was sleeping inside the vehicle.
According to 11Alive, the boy’s father walked inside, and by the time he returned outside, the SUV and kid had gone.
Blaise was covered in a blanket and wearing a black shirt with blue dinosaurs when he went missing. He was wearing a diaper but no pants.
Dent said he was the one who saw the SUV and spotted a man running away from it moments later.
“He ran up the hill at this plaza. By that time I had called police,” Dent said.
Residents have been requested to look for Blaise and/or the vehicle, as his parents believe he is still inside.
The FBI has recently joined the police in their search for Blaise. Donna Bray, Blaise’s mother, said her family is “not holding up too good” as the search continues.
Despite the terrifying circumstances, Deonna had a message for whoever kidnapped her child.
“If he’s cold, just keep him warm. I know he’s crying right now. Don’t get upset at the crying. He’s just a baby. He doesn’t know what’s going on. He doesn’t know who you are. Don’t get irritated. I beg you.”
Blaise’s great aunt, Shonetine Miller, remains hopeful that Blaise will be dropped off in a secure location. She also stated that the family will not seek charges as long as he is returned home.
There had been no sightings as of 10:30 a.m.
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Clarkston police Chief Christine Hudson stated, “This is now a nationwide search.”