Amber alert canceled after teen at center of possible abduction spotted uninjured on video


Florida Department of Law Enforcement

UPDATE: The Amber Alert for a teenage girl has been canceled after deputies said she was spotted uninjured and safe on video shortly before the man who is accused of abducting her was arrested.

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A Florida Amber Alert has been issued for a teenage girl out of Orlando.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a call shortly before 7 a.m. Friday morning in reference to an abduction of girl that is roughly 16 or 17 years old.

Detectives say a gas station clerk where the abduction took place off of South Goldenrod Road overheard the teen making “some very concerning statements” inside the convenience store which alerted him that something wasn’t right. He called 911.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement believes the unknown, white or Hispanic teen was last seen wearing a red baggy T-shirt with dark pants.

According to detectives, the teen was abducted by 44-year-old Alexander Lopez, who has a long, violent history of crimes.

The two were seen leaving the gas station in a 2004 gray Toyota Rav4 with a Florida license plate 504RXA.

Just after 2 p.m., deputies say a citizen spotted the stolen Toyota in a neighboring county. Shortly after 3 p.m., detectives took Lopez into custody and recovered the Rav4, which was registered as a stolen vehicle.

Detectives say Lopez is not being cooperative and are still asking for the communities help in finding the unidentified teenage girl.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of the teen, please contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at 866-858-7233 or 911.


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