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Florida man kidnaps baby, uses it as ‘human shield’ to avoid being tased

“Here is a case of a domestic situation turning violent, putting a 1-year-old child and innocent drivers in danger,” stated Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly. “Deputies were confronted with a very chaotic situation and a very combative individual that was putting his child at risk by using the child as a shield. Our deputies did everything they could to quickly rescue this child safely from a madman and apprehend the suspect.”

The infant was safely returned to his mother, according to Staly.

Loehner sought medical treatment at AdventHealth from the injuries inflicted by the K-9. He was charged with kidnapping, using a minor as a shield, resisting with violence, child neglect, fleeing and eluding, and reckless driving.