Son safe, Mother arrested after Thursday's Amber AlertPosted: Updated:
GUADALUPE, Ariz. -- Olivia Mosely didn't seem to understand her situation on her street in Guadalupe.
"Hey!" she shouted to our camera crew. "Come over here! I'm not even under arrest!"
She was in cuffs, for allegedly kidnapping her son. Around 6 p.m. Thursday night, her 21-month-old Javison was safe in the arms of Tempe Police after several hours he won't remember.
But parents at his preschool will.
"My heart is like, still racing, oh my gosh," said Allie Naone, whose 3-year-old son attends the program. "I'm just grateful and thankful that my baby is here."
Just after 3 p.m., staff at Sunrise Preschool in Tempe got word that CPS was on its way to pick up Javison. But Mosely beat them there. Police say the teachers did all they could.
"When Ms. Mosely arrived, from what I'm being told, they were hiding Javison. She went ahead and was searching the facility and the premises to find her child," said Lt. Scott Smith of Tempe Police.
When she did, she allegedly tore Javison from the hands of his caretakers and drove off. But she only went a few miles to her current home where officers found her and the boy, unharmed.
The dramatic scene not a surprise to the ladies down the block.
"She was just a bad neighbor altogether," said Chrystal Hunt-Hutchison. "She never spoke to nobody, but she was always out there arguing, fussing and fighting."
Police placed Javison in protective custody, while his mother will spend the night in jail.
Tempe Police say they've had calls with Mosley before, as recently as last year.