MCKINNEY (CBSDFW.COM) – Police found abducted 2-year-old William Jacob Weltzer and charged his mother with kidnapping, thus canceling an Amber Alert issued Sunday afternoon.
Weltzer was abducted that morning at a park at Lake Forest and Highland Drive in Mckinney. The suspect, 28-year-old Brooke Leigh Muncie, is the boy’s mother and has been charged with kidnapping.
Police said Muncie had made suicide threats and was only being allowed supervised visits with her son.
Sunday morning, Weltzer’s father, who has custody of the boy, took him to the park with his grandmother for a scheduled visit with his mother. At this point, Muncie began circling a pond at the park, grabbed Weltzer and darted into her 2003 Chrysler, said McKinney Lt. Mark Moyle.
A civilian driver noticed the description of the car on a nearby billboard and found it parked in a sporting goods store parking lot on Stacey Road in Allen. Police responded, arrested Muncie and safely took the boy. He will be released to his father, Moyle said.
“My knees are still shaking,” Bret Weltzer, the boy’s father, said. “I’m happy to have my boy home, no question about it.”
Muncie claims this was all a misunderstanding and that Weltzer overreacted. He denied the claim.
“My husband agreed to possession on Mother’s Day, so I’m not sure why I’m here,” Muncie said.
Weltzer was grateful to those who helped bring his son home safe and sound.
“It’s been a long day, but I do appreciate everything guys,” he told police. “How does he look to you? Dirty. He needs to go home and take a bath.”