Alexis Weber’s family reported she had been abducted from their home in Berwick, about 45 miles southwest of Scranton, at about 7 p.m. Sunday. They also said her mother’s car, a 2005 yellow Ford Mustang, might have been stolen too.
Police issued an Amber Alert, a public notification of a missing child.
But authorities say that about five hours later they found the girl in the car, which had somehow rolled down a driveway and into a wooded area. Police believe the driver may have forgotten to put the vehicle in park.
The toddler was taken for a medical evaluation, and the alert was canceled.