A missing 3-year-old boy from Oakland was found Saturday afternoon shortly after after an Amber Alert was issued, according to the Oakland Police Department.
The boy, who went missing on Friday, was OK when police located him around just after 1 p.m., Capt. Roland Holmgren from the Oakland Police Department said.
A good Samaritan came across the Amber Alert and immediately notified police when they caught a glimpse of the vehicle in question, Holmgren said. Holmgren went on to applaud the good Samaritan and the Amber Alert process.
"An excellent example of how this system is effective and works and can bring these situations to a peaceful resolution very rapidly when all of the pieces are put together," he said.
The boy's mother originally left her son and family friend Tammy Martin inside of a car along the 10800 block of MacArthur Boulevard around 11:45 a.m. on Friday while she ran some errands, Holmgren said. Martin was given permission by the mother to drive herself and the boy to a nearby store as long as she would return shortly.
When Martin failed to return, the mother reported that her child was missing.