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2-year-old in Amber Alert found and his mother has been arrested, police say

The 2-year-old boy in the Amber Alert that blared across Florida phones and televisions Wednesday morning was found early Wednesday afternoon.

The woman who police say took Jenzell Perez at gunpoint, his 33-year-old mother, Sugey Marie Perez Diaz, was arrested.

Orlando police say they answered a residential burglary call around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday night and were told Diaz took Jenzell from where he lives with his stepmother and father. Police were told Diaz had a firearm and male partner with her with Angelica Melendez, a 23-year-old with brown eyes and black hair.

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Angelica Melendez Florida Department of Law Enforcement

According to the Florida Department of Corrections online records, Perez Diaz is on probation until Nov. 15, 2020 after an Orange County conviction for carrying a concealed firearm.

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Sugey Perez Diaz’s Florida Department of Corrections mugshot as she went on probation for carrying a concealed weapon. Florida Department of Corrections

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Since 1989, David J. Neal’s domain at the Miami Herald has expanded to include writing about Panthers (NHL and FIU), Dolphins, old school animation, food safety, fraud, naughty lawyers, bad doctors and all manner of breaking news. He drinks coladas whole. He does not work Indianapolis 500 Race Day.
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