Amber Alert Cancelled: 11-Month-Old William Brown Found Safe After Abducted By Grandmother – Captured In Liquor Store Parking Lot

On Thursday afternoon authorities from the California Highway Patrol had the pleasure of having an Amber Alert that had been issued for 11-month-old baby boy cancelled, this is after his grandmother had allegedly abducted him the day before. The two were found safe outside of a liquor store in San Mateo County.

Young William Brown was found unharmed with his 44-year-old grandmother Phoebe Deltrina Haynes after someone had seen them in the parking lot of a liquor store. The person recognized the pair from the Amber Alert that had been issued and called 911. The San Francisco Gate reported that Haynes had been with her grandson in the parking lot of a Big Lots on Broadway in Redwood City when authorities arrived and she was taken into custody by the police. The media also stated that the grandmother will be brought back to California for processing.

Police have stated that Phoebe Haynes abducted her grandson, 11-month-old William Brown, from San Francisco at about 8 p.m. on Wednesday. On Thursday, when the Amber Alert was issued a physical description of the baby boy, as well as his grandmother were released to the public, along with the fact that Haynes had been driving a white 2004 Acura TL with a black bumper when she was last seen with the child. Her license plate number was also released. The San Francisco District Attorney’s office has investigators that will be handling the case and Alex Bastian, a spokesman for the office has said that one of the great things demonstrated by the safe return of William Brown and the cancelled bulletin “is that the Amber Alert works.”

The abduction of young William was reported by the Inquisitr earlier today when the Amber Alert had been issued across the counties of Contra Costa, San Mateo, Marin, Santa Clara, Solano, Alameda and San Francisco. The details released had also advised that Haynes had abducted her grandson after his mother had left the two of them in the parking lot of a grocery store in the Bayview District of San Francisco. The mother had gone inside to do some shopping and was shocked when she returned outside to find that both her son and his grandmother, her mother, were missing.


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Though an exact motive for the crime is not known, ABC News 7 reported that the great grandmother of William Brown, Irene Mathews, spoke to the media before the Amber Alert had been cancelled and gave her suspicions on why Phoebe Haynes would abduct her own grandson.

“Her boyfriend called and said she is probably going to Sacramento maybe to look for housing out there, but she needs a child to put on her thing where she can get housing.”

The Amber Alert website had described William Brown as an 11-month-old black male of unknown height and weight who had brown hair and brown eyes. The baby boy had been wearing a gray sweatshirt along with gray pajamas that had sharks on them at the time of his abduction.

When police caught up with Phoebe Haynes and her 11-month-old grandson they had the baby boy checked out by a medical team immediately, while they were still in the Big Lots parking lot. As Brown was being checked out, police were arresting his grandmother and taking her into custody to be transferred back to San Francisco to answer for her crime.

The district attorney’s office has assured the public that young William will be back with his family in the near future. They will also determine what charges Haynes will face for abducting her young grandson.

[Image via California Highway Patrol]