• Dramatic body cam video captures rescue of kidnapped baby

    By: Liz Artz


    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - The dramatic rescue of a kidnapped baby was caught on police body cameras. 

    The child is now home safe with his mom.

    The Dekalb County police body camera video shows officers closing in on George Arnold after they said he kidnapped the baby early Thursday morning.

    Mother Brittany Jackson told Channel 2’s Liz Artz that Arnold is an ex-boyfriend who had been following her for weeks. Police said the ordeal started after midnight when Arnold stole Jackson's car while she pumped gas. 

    Body camera footage of a child being rescued from kidnapping
    “When I was trying to get the car from him, we was tussling, he scratch me in the face," Jackson said.

    Jackson said Arnold then stole her baby to get back at her.



    For two hours she said she was panicked while police tracked her cell phone still inside the stolen car.

    "It was real scary, I don't know, I didn't know if he was injured was he OK, Jackson said.

    Detectives said Arnold crashed Jackson's car with the baby inside. Police body cameras captured baby Nolan's rescue.

    Seconds later, an officer can be heard on the video trying to comfort the child.

    “You okay? What’s your name, I’m not going to hurt you, okay?” the officer is heard saying.

    He was rushed to the hospital where he was treated for hypothermia and looked over for injuries.

    “They ran test on him, x-rays," Jackson said.

     Police said Arnold  faces a number of charges, including kidnapping, theft, battery, child endangerment.

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