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Tulsa woman allegedly kidnapped 5-year-old boy from swimming pool

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Jul. 13 2021, Published 4:41 p.m. ET

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An Oklahoma woman was arrested after she allegedly kidnapped a child from a pool in the area over the weekend.

The victim's father said the suspect was a complete stranger to their family.

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Witnesses said the suspect, Jordan Canfield, coerced the 5-year-old boy to leave with her at the swimming pool by waving at him and calling him over, according to 2 News Oklahoma.

When the child’s dad realized his son was missing, he drove around to look for him.

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Tulsa police say the dad spotted Canfield and his son about three blocks away from the apartments, and witnesses pointed officers in that direction, 2 News Oklahoma reported.

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The father allegedly continuously yelled at Canfield, who still held hands with the child, according to 2 News Oklahoma.

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When the dad called his son’s name, the boy ran to him, and Canfield took off, 2 News Oklahoma reported.

Officers located Canfield several blocks away and took her into custody without incident, according to 2 News Oklahoma.

The child’s father said he had never met Canfield before and does not know her, 2 News Oklahoma reported. Canfield now faces charges of kidnapping/child stealing, obstructing justice and marijuana possession.

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