Cops: Mom, kidnapped girl found in car with blocked tailpipe
CHARLTON, Mass. (AP) - State police say a Massachusetts woman who sparked an Amber Alert when she kidnapped her 3-year-old daughter was found with the little girl inside a running car with the exhaust pipe stuffed with clothing.
Lee-Ann Rickheit is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on charges including attempted murder.
Police say the 38-year-old Rickheit called a relative and made a comment about harming the child. That relative called police.
The two were found later Wednesday in a car in a wooded area of Charlton, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) away.
Troopers say mother and daughter appeared to be either sleeping or unconscious. A trooper smashed a window and both were taken to the hospital.
Police say the child is in good condition.
It could not be determined if Rickheit has an attorney.