There was a shocking moment when a toddler mimics her parents after they were detained by police and walks toward armed officers with her hands raised.
In the video several officers have their guns drawn and pointed toward a black pickup truck as a man walks toward them his hands raised along with another man who has his arms raised.
Tallahassee Police had their guns drawn due to reports the two suspects were armed.
Then the two-year-old child with no shoes or socks on climbed out of the truck and approached the officers with their guns drawn. A passer-by managed to catch the moment on video and post it to an online site.
The reason the Tallahassee Police were so heavily armed is due to a tip at the store that reported the culprits as armed.
More, per Daily Mail:
The officer tries to coax the girl to come to him, and her mother who was on the scene, and allows the man to join in an attempt to get her away from the pickup truck.
A second video shows the mother retrieiving the second child from the truck.
‘The body camera footage shows the officers’ concern for the children and their compassion as they permitted the mother to care for the children,’ DeLeo said.
‘The mom, who is a suspect, asks an officer to hold her 2-year-old as she retrieves the infant from a car seat.’
‘I am proud of how officers handled the situation, how they adapted when they became aware of the children, the level of concern and compassion they showed to the family.’
It was a very dangerous situation that ended up with no one harmed, which is great news.