Guy Hears Amber Alert About Car in Front of Him

Girl is safe thanks to observant Ohio man
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 30, 2015 2:59 AM CDT

Ohio man Steve Adams heard a nationwide Amber Alert for a missing child on the radio Thursday morning, and he didn't have to stay on the lookout for long: He soon realized he was driving right behind the wanted car and called 911, reports WTOL. Police in Morrow County pulled over the car and arrested 36-year-old Tyler Enix, who had allegedly murdered his wife hundreds of miles away in Tennessee the day before and taken the couple's daughter, 2-year-old Brooklynne. Enix was taken into custody without incident and the little girl is safe, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Adams not only called 911, he followed the car—whose driver had been described as "armed and dangerous"—to make sure police were able to track it down, WBIR reports. In fact, the initial dispatcher wasn't even aware of the Amber Alert. In audio of the call obtained by the station, he says he doesn't want to get too close and "spook" the driver, but he manages to confirm the license plate number and see Brooklynne, who waved at him. After the suspect is pulled over, Adams stays nearby because "he doesn't want to leave the deputy" until he's sure everything is OK and the little girl is safe. (A man in Washington state called police when he heard an Amber Alert for the toddler he was babysitting.)

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