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Friday, August 11, 2017 1:00 am

Girl home safe after Amber Alert

JAMIE DUFFY | The Journal Gazette

Police are looking for the father of a 2-year-old girl whose abduction and recovery prompted an Amber Alert on Thursday.

Adayah Bratton was dropped off about 4:20 p.m. at the Wendy's at Southtown Crossing near East Tillman Road and South Anthony Boulevard, police said. She was in good health and was reunited with her mother. She had been missing since about 2 a.m. Thursday.

Police said her father, Channing Scott, 46, forcibly took Adayah out of her mother's van by taking a toy scooter and breaking out one of the van's windows. He was with another man when the abduction occurred, police said.

Adayah was returned to the restaurant by a man, police said.

A witness at Wendy's told police the girl was dropped off in a gold Buick with heavily tinted windows and a “college fraternity” type plate on the front license plate bracket that was a faded blue and yellow in color. The vehicle appeared to have gold rims and was clean, police said.

Scott was believed to be driving or riding in a gold-colored Buick and was seen in the vicinity of the Wendy's at Southtown Crossing, police said.

Scott, who lives in Fort Wayne,  is 5-10, black and about 175 pounds. He has black dreadlocks and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a dark red shirt, gray sweatpants and black and white gym shoes. He could possibly be with another man who is 37 years old, white, 6 foot and 240 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Scott earlier was identified as driving a red 2011 Hyundai Accent with Indiana license plate VKZ918.

jduffy@jg.net