A Chehalis boy is home safe, after an amber alert was issued for him.
Police say the four-year-old's father abducted him at a family counseling center in Chehalis this morning.
The boy named Jacek was found in the back of a Bonney Lake shopping center five hours later.
The Jacek’s mother Sheena Reed, says it was the "worst day of my life."
Sheena's nightmare began early Tuesday morning when her estranged husband arrived at her home unexpectedly.
Sheena says Jacek's father had planned to surprise their son, with a visit after school. The couple has been separated for seven months and Jacek hadn't seen much of his dad, 35-year-old Dustin Reed.
After the early morning intrusion Sheena went to a crisis center.
She says Dustin showed up at the center, grabbed Jacek, and drove off.
"I started crying hysterically, you feel hopeless, you feel out of control. It's a terrible feeling as a mother" said Sheena.
The abduction happened at about 9:15 Tuesday morning.
An amber alert was immediately issued.
Sheena tells us that "this is the second time he's taken my child, he's dangerous. He threw my son in the car, and hit someone on the way."
Five hours later after it started, Chehalis Police were able to trace Dustin's cell phone to an area near Fred Meyer in Bonney Lake.
Officer Terry Carter says,
"Bonney Lake Police Officers then checked the area, happened to find the car, behind the strip mall between Fred Meyer and Safeway. The two were just sitting there. The subject was taken into custody with no problems, he was calm. The boy was crying and confused. "
Jacek was brought to the police department, where he was reunited with his mother.
Sheena is relieved Jacek isn't hurt. When he was asked how he spent his day, he said he'd gone shopping.
"See i'm wearing a new jacket, and a new shirt in my dad's car."
Dustin Reed is on leave from Fort Knox, Kentucky. He is now in the custody of Chehalis Police.
Sheena tells us her friend who was allegedly hit by Dustin's car was taken to the hospital, and is recovering from some torn ligaments to his knee.