Babysitter Realizes He’s Watching Kidnapped Child After Seeing Amber Alert

A Washington state couple was shocked to learn upon reading an Amber Alert on Wednesday that the 2-year-old boy they were babysitting had been kidnapped.

“It’s probably the craziest thing I’ve ever heard,” John Truong, of Renton, told a local ABC affiliate, soon after police took custody of the boy. “It’s like something out of a movie.”

Mr. Truong said his sister asked him and his wife to watch her boyfriend’s son overnight Tuesday, saying she would pick up the child the next day.

Authorities issued an Amber Alert for the child on Tuesday night, which Mr. Truong said he didn’t know about it until he checked Facebook early Wednesday morning.

“I’m eating my breakfast, I’m checking my Facebook, all of a sudden I see this Amber Alert for this child,” Mr. Truong told the ABC affiliate. “And it looks like this child in my bed, and I’m like, ‘Oh my God! What’s going on?’ “