ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Albuquerque Police have released new video of the tense moments when the first officer arrived to find the 9-month-old was kidnapped on Monday.
“It scared me. I really, I thought she was going to die,” said APD Officer Cathie Offret.
It’s not just her police instincts that kicked in when she saw little Ariana Smith, hot and dehydrated after being left alone in an SUV with the windows up.
“These calls never impacted me the way that they do now. I’ve only been back in the field about 10 months and these are the calls that keep me up at night,” said Officer Offret.