Joyful reunion: Kidnapped Florida boy comes home

Posted at 6:46 AM, Oct 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-11 06:46:36-04

ORLANDO, Fla.-- A toddler who was taken from an Orlando, apartment at gunpoint has been found and reunited with family.

Orlando police said the 2-year-old was found safe in DeLand Wednesday afternoon. His mother, Sugey Perez Diaz, was arrested.

Police said Jenzell Cintron Perez was taken by Diaz from an apartment in Orlando around 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

Investigators believe Diaz and an unknown male kicked open the door and took the boy at gunpoint.

The child's stepmother was in the apartment at the time but his father was not home.

When they were reunited there was a collective sigh of relief; their hearts were pounding as if they just didn't want to let him go.

"It has a bomb of emotions, anxious, desperate helpless, it's been a roller coaster ride. It feels great... no problems no more," said the boy's stepmother Stephanie Maldonado.

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