KUALA LUMPUR: The British mother of baby Freddie, who was kidnapped in Bangsar, is reunited with the 20-month-old boy.
Sarah Joseph, a 39-year-old language teacher, picked up her baby at the Jalan Tun Razak police station at about 2pm on Saturday.
Sentul OCPD ACP Zakaria Pagan said a passer-by found Freddie around 12.30pm in Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, here.
The mother and son are back in their Bangsar home and they will meet the media on Saturday night.
On Friday, a man stormed into Joseph's house in Jalan Terasek 7, Bangsar and abducted baby Freddie at about 6.20pm.
At that time, Joseph was alone with the baby, having dinner on the porch while her maid was inside the house near the upscale neighbourhood near Jalan Telawi which is popular with expatriates.
Joseph had stepped into the house for a while before she heard plates falling and rushed out.
It was then that she saw the man grabbing the baby from his chair.
The man then ran out of the house and drove off in a white Toyota Camry.
According to an eyewitness, a white car stopped in front of the house at around 6pm.
As the car stopped, a man got off and put on a baseball cap and spectacles before proceeding towards the house.
Moments later, the man could be seen running to the car with a baby in his arms. The passenger door of the car was opened by someone inside and the man passed the baby to the person inside.
Joseph was seen running after the man, screaming.
Two passers-by then went to her aid and managed to pull Freddie half out of the car. However, the man came out of the car and threatened them with a machete before making his getaway.
Joseph was seen clinging to the car and was dragged for a few metres before she finally fell down.
Later, her Filipino maid, who declined to be named, said she was in the kitchen when she heard screams from the front: "Give me my baby! Help me! Help me!"
"When I rushed there, they were already gone," said the maid.