kidnapped baby ahsir simmons

A 7-week-old baby boy who was kidnapped from a Pennsylvania mall was found safe Thursday night.

Little Ahsir Simmons was reunited with his family after police received a tip that the kidnapper was showing off the baby to strangers.

"We were able to go to a number of locations tonight in both Upper Merion Township, Malvern and eventually into Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, where we did locate the woman, who was seen on video leaving with the baby," said Upper Merion Township Police Chief Tom Nolan. "The baby is safe and sound, but is getting checked."

kidnapped baby ahsir simmons

Police say the stranger befriended Ahsir's mother, Malika Turner, at the King of Prussia shopping mall in Upper Merion Township at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The woman took interest in the baby and asked Turner if she could hold him.

Turner told police she turned her back to use her cellphone and to tend to her other children, when the woman walked off with Ahsir.

Surveillance footage from the mall shows the woman calmly carrying Ahsir out of the mall.

An Amber Alert was issued for the child at 9:30 p.m. -- after authorities were convinced that the kidnapping was really a stranger abduction.

The King of Prussia mall was also dubious about the kidnapping. Shoppers blamed the mall for not alerting them about the kidnapping.

"They didn't make an announcement. They didn't do anything, they didn't say anything," said Camrah Carter of Camden, New Jersey.

Social media users complained that an Amber Alert would have been issued immediately for a white baby. Users also criticized the mall for the poor quality of its surveillance system that made identifying the kidnapped nearly impossible.

The King of Prussia mall released a statement after the baby was found last night. The statement reads, in part:

"The King of Prussia Mall is a safe and family friendly environment and we maintain state-of the-art security protocols. The safety of our customers is of utmost priority and we are happy to help reunite Ahsir with his family."

kidnapped baby ahsir simmons

After the family was reunited with the stolen baby at a hospital, Turner tearfully thanked the police and the public for their help finding her son. But she didn't thank the King of Prussia Mall.

"I would like to thank God for allowing my baby to come back. And, I want to thank the Upper Merion Police Department, and everybody on social media that helped me get my baby back. I want to thank you so much."

The baby's grandfather, Burdette Lewis, addressed the kidnapper directly.

"You have a problem. Lady may have a mental problem," he told ABC6 Action News. "She might have had a child, and lost her child. It is something wrong."

Thanks to loyal reader Doesn'tTalkToStrangers for the tip.

  • iWasteTime

    I saw this, this morning and cried with her when she thanked Social Media. I've not done that but I've helped a overwhelmed mom before. This was just sad but I'm glad it has a happy ending

  • Milani

    Thank goodness the baby was found safe and sound.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Don't let strangers hold your babies!

  • mela.reign77

    I'm so happy to hear that she got her baby back. This world are filled with crazy people. Thank God for a happy ending and he is so adorable!

  • HeyNow

    I received ambler alerts on my phone & tv every 15 minutes. I feel for the mother and I'm glad the baby was found safe but there is blame all around this situation. No way in HAIL I'm letting a stranger hold my baby let alone turn my back. How long was she on the phone before she realized her baby was gone? Where was mall security? Do the cameras inside work?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Glad the baby is back with the mother safe ..... <3

  • Yoni

    JUST read this! I'm like WHO steals babies anymore? WHO? I would have been leary of a friend just chillin with us in the mall anyway. Bitch IDK yo ass! SCRAM while I'm trying to shop.

  • Yoni

    The camera outside caught her ass.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    He's so cute. I luv chubby babies ??

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    THESE WERE US'S???!!! YALL NEVUH SAID IT WAS US! LORDT!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Alright ..... my friend calling chile .... gotta go you guys have a wonderful weekend

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    “The King of Prussia Mall is a safe and family friendly environment and we maintain state-of the-art security protocols. The safety of our customers is of utmost priority and we are happy to help reunite Ahsir with his family.”
    -
    NOT FROM THAT GRAINY ARSE STILL UP TOP.

  • Blue

    Its a shame we have to even say that.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Praise GOD this ended safely!
    AND
    I wanna say thank you for the shout out, thanks to all the V&V Roses ONLY *chortles*

  • Yoni

    That baby fat as hell for it being 7 weeks.

  • Yoni

    I bite'em. :pizza: :tea:

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    LEAVE HIM LONE! THAT'S ALMOST 2 MONTHS OF GOOD EATING

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Chile they steal them, cut them outcha too. smh.. This werld...

  • iWasteTime

    Note to self, share no Time Jr baby pics with Yoni and em ... lol

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Him soooo cute ??

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    I wanna see himlilchunkybutt! I love chunky cheeks!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    My nephew came in at 10lbs. Now he's a lanky teenager.

  • LadyFrance

    Who in the hell lets a perfect stranger hold their child????!!!!!! When ppl even try to TOUCH my 3 month old, I need ss#, passport, birth certificate, blood type, proof of mortgage/lease, work history for the past 150 years and after that the answer is still NO!. FOH. Im sorry she went through that, but do better!

  • iWasteTime

    It sure is and I've helped a overwhelmed mom before. I did have to tell one, I have a toddler and don't want yourn!

  • Just Keya

    So many issues with this. First off, someone can't befriend you at the damn mall enough to hold your new baby idiot. At seven weeks, some family still can't hold my new baby. Second, if your going to be dumb enough to allow someone to hold your baby, DO NOT TAKE YOUR EYES OFF OF THEM. Third, my seven week old baby won't be at the mall. I'm not even done my postpartum yet. Fourth, although the momma was wrong too, I would of beat the entire shyt out of that lady. An inch away from death. DO NOT PLAY WITH MY KIDS EVER. Stupid shit that could of been avoided.

  • Sincerity7

    Glad it worked out!

  • iWasteTime

    Time Jr was 9lbs 6oz and 4 weeks damn early!!

  • Jusstlookn

    Look at the lady behind her peering " She saying Biotch why you keep eye on baby"

    KONA

  • harley_quinn2.0

    They're the cutest but I can't hold chubby babies for long LOL

  • Yoni

    So you saying he was going to be one of those fat ass kids we use to see on Maury that was 3 months old and weighed 190lbs? Huh? :karate:

  • Yoni

    Almost doesn't count. LMAO

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    It so sad that you even have to make that remark now a days. I see cutie lil poodaz and i want to hold them but now you have to just peek and say AWWW and keep moving..

  • Milani

    LOL, the one in the pimp hat?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    EYE have carjacked yur Benz

  • Yoni

    I peeped that. I thought SHE was the kidnapper, the way she was looking. LOL

  • MissHarlem

    I'm too blunt for this post so I'm just gonna end it with a glad it worked out ?

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    -WHISTLES- DIZAMN!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I fear this will be me. I feel like I will have a world record baby ???. Knowing my luck.

  • Yoni

    YES! She like "next time, I'mma beat the next bitch to it."

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Thanks for the hair help sistahz!
    I got a detangling brush, leave in conditioner and warm water, and Moroccan oil. I sprayed it until moist, and worked that comb through it. then two strand twisted it. It turned out soft and manageable this morning. Not as curly but still cute.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Between this woman stealing this baby, to the babysitter (woman) beheading the special needs child, to the complete stranger (man) beheading the little girl riding her bike in front of her mother, it would be safe to say mothers, there are a lot of sickos out there so please be very vigilant about your children's surroundings.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    EVEN THOUGH I'M LOCKED - MY GIRLS AREN'T SEAUX I WOULD SUGGEST KEEPING THE TWISTS AN EXTRA DAY...DID YOU DO THEM WHERE YOU COULD WEAR IT OUTDOORS?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Ha! Your bluntness is why we love you. :)

  • Teresa Uriel

    I sure as hell would not be at a mall called
    " The King of Prussia Mall "....that shit sound suspect as hell

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    My babies are chunky, mean lady! And they are 2 cutie patooties. I love a fat baby. So huggable!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    She's lucky I'm not with child protective services. I would take her baby and put him with a 2-parent family. She would never get him back. I know that sounds harsh, but there is no excuse for the kidnapper having that much time to calmly walk out with her baby.

  • Yoni

    Oh I get them legs, cheeks and sniff under that neck. My nieces likes to smell their throw up.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    SITTING HERE :WAITING: CAUSE I'M HERE FOR IT. :POPCORN:

  • MissHarlem

    You asked so here it goes. What kind of fck shit is that. Did the baby come out your puss or nah because why the fck you left your brain at home. If someone would've killed that cutie then what?!! Oh that's right go fund me taught you ? girl

  • Just Keya

    When your baby comes out damn near 5 pounds, you pray to God for a chunky baby

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Glad the baby is safe. I let NO ONE I don't know touch mine. Don't even high five them. I stare you down. Folks who telling folks they pregnant when they're not be trying to find a way to get a baby. Just glad this baby is safe. HIDE YO KIDS

  • Blue

    lol

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The mall is probably on the seedy side of town.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    ALL MINE WERE AN OUNCE FROM 8, 8 EVEN, OR 8 PLUS. LOVE FAT BABIES!

  • MissHarlem

    She left her damn thinking cap at home with this fck shit ?

  • Teresa Uriel

    oh ok..LoL
    what up @sandra!

  • Just Keya

    The lady behind her looking like she wanna eat the baby. :kona:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    FACTS. FACTS. FACTS.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Bwahahahahahaha!!!! Straight, no chaser! LOL! But I agree with everything you said. Just bad judgement all around.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    LIKE...HELP ME WITH WHATEVER, BUT NO, YOU CAN'T HOLD MY BABY.

  • nucynu25

    All of this....

  • Just Keya

    Lol. That's the name of the area, so that's the name of the mall. It's super nice though.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    LET ME PASS THIS JAR OF VASELINE AROUND

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    WHY OH WHY DID I SCROLL UP?!

  • nucynu25

    Why , she said straight facts .. My baby didn't leave the house until he was almost 2 months .. He almost 2 now & a bish still can't hold him .

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :nono:
    Not bad, but the Philly folks all go there :coffee:

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    No.. I did like handfull size. My daughter suggested I rod it tonight so Imma try that to get the curl back.

  • MissHarlem

    Shit is so dumb on EVERY level. She went straight to beat browser to save the princess didn't even play world 1. Dumb ass

  • Teresa Uriel

    the Truth hurts...they gotta deal with it

  • mela.reign77

    Me too! LMBO!!!!

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    THE MENTAL ILLNESS CAN BECOME REAL FOR SOME OF THESE WOMEN WHO WANT CHILDREN AND CAN'T/HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO CONCEIVE...IT'S A VERY SAD REALITY BUT THIS HERE IS "TEW MURCH"

  • nucynu25

    My baby was almost 10 , he still short & fat see pic

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    DITTO!!! HOPE IT TURNS OUT AWESOME SAUCE

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    She got the wrong shirt on

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    HER BLUNTNESS.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I am considering dreads.

  • Teresa Uriel

    my cousin said that those women who can't have children are being punished in this life for something they did in their prevoius life (concerning children)....not all, but most

  • Just Keya

    :off topic: so ok, this show I'm watching, the pastor killed his wife. The wife momma don't know it was the pastor husband but they end up sleeping together. Wtf. How you sleeping with your newly dead daughters husband?! People in this world are so crazy. Now she on the show, talking about she is ashamed and all of that. Miss good bye. That was your daughter. Nothing you say can make you look better. Just nasty.

  • nucynu25

    Sad bish ..

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    TRUTH IS USUALLY STRANGER THAN FICTION...I WOULDN'T DOUBT IT

  • Just Keya

    Real damn tears.

  • Teresa Uriel

    get it!
    you won't regret it!
    I've had mine now since 2008

  • nucynu25

    Me too , I just hate the beginning pt...

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    CALL THEM LOCS AND I'LL HEART YOU MORE! IT'S NOTHING DREADFUL ABOUT THEM! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ee03806a9b69265df679df9e2b3d926e1188b49eb57e2b74eb3d9104f02164d2.gif

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Wait, is this a movie? Or this happened in real life?

  • Just Keya

    Lord please protect my babies. Cover them Lord, like only you can. And please give me the continued strength to do right by them in every way. Amen

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    GROSS!!!
    They both need

  • Just Keya

    Real life. I'm watching Dateline.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    AMEN!!!!!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Really explain?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I'm dyin them red too. I already know how I want them.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Yes maam!

  • MissHarlem

    Ijs like wtf

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Redeemed believes multiple lives? What's the Apocrypha scripture for that?

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    I LUVS a chunky, healthy eatin' baby! The cheeks! The rolls! My LilMiss was 9.5lbs...chunky, greedy and off the charts @ every measurement up to age 2. She's a tall, skinny greedy 9y/o now.

  • Yoni

    Are they US or THEM?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Ugh, she's nasty as hell.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Ditto what Keya said for mine Jesus!

  • Teresa Uriel

    I think it's in Ecclesiastes.....the part where it says about there will be no rememberance of the former things...something like that

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    LOL! Inquiring minds wanna know...

  • Yoni

    I didn't have to. I KNEW WHO she was talking about.

  • Just Keya

    Them girl. God told him to do it. And to sleep with others in the congregation.

  • Teresa Uriel

    regeneration

  • #Uploading

    Hilarious the tipsters username is doesnttalktostrangers lmfao. People are truly crazy out here.

  • Afiya

    Bet your dumbass will stay off the phone now!!! #lessonlearned

  • Just Keya

    Very.

  • Yoni

    Call'em locs. There's nothing "dread"ful about OUR hair. :kiss:

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    Wait, whet? God told him to kill his wife & screw all the womens he could, including HER MAMA? Yeah, that's THEM.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    ECC. 1:11 "THERE IS NO REMEMBRANCE OF FORMER THINGS; NEITHER SHALL THERE BE ANY REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS THAT ARE TO COME WITH THOSE THAT SHALL COME AFTER"

    #100

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Yes maam

  • Yoni

    LMAO I JUST said that. You were one caller ahead of me, Jimmy! LMAOOOOOOO :fistbump: :bow:

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    UP TOP...GO NOW. LMAO!!!!! EDIT: I'M SORTED BY NEWEST

  • Go Head With That

    They look JUST alike

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Hey, hey, hey, DTTS is a blog leader! No snarky comments. She's good people.

  • Mel

    Man people are crazy I don't smile with random ppl out there who try to hold convo regarding my child when they say she cute I say thanks ,when they ask how much I have I continue bout my bidness ,bish I already said thanks for the compliment now u trynna be friends??

  • #Uploading

    That mall is nice. Don't be fooled.

  • Just Keya

    And now the momma is blaming the other person he was sleeping with for her daughters death. Bitch bye. He told your stupid ass God said it was ok. He told all of them that. He drugged the wife, your daughter and set the house on fire. Blame him. And him alone. Oh and you. Because you must of always wanted to sleep with him. Dirty asses. The nerve of her to look down on someone who was doing the same thing she was.

  • Just Keya

    Snickers

  • #Uploading

    The lady got her baby snatched for talking to strangers. You don't see the correlation? Lol.

  • Yoni

    I do too. But when they on Maury eating 12 bone in steaks for midday snack? I can't go.

  • Yoni

    Damn right.

  • Teresa Uriel

    yep that's the one!.....Redeemed said that the word 'remembrance' is pretty much saying, we will not remember the things that happened in a former life that we lived, and when we die now, we will not remember this present life when we are reborn into the life that will come after.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    I WAS JUST LOOKING (NO PUN INTENDED) FOR YOU...THE LADY IN THE SHIRT AND THE LADY IN THE HAT LOOK SUSPECT!

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    I HAVE ALWAYS BELIEVED THIS!

  • Teresa Uriel

    this why it is important for black people not to sleep with or have children with THEM, because it taints the chosen's soul

  • Yoni

    LMAO! They all in cahoots!

  • MissHarlem

    Owwww I love that

  • Yoni

    RIGHT! LOL Sounds like it could go either way on this one. LOL

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Oh, okay. Just checking. Lot of folks trying to come for her neck today. Just wanted to clear that up. And yes, the irony is funny.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    LIT-TRALLY

  • Yoni

    "I ride fo my nigga, daaaawwwwggg! I ride fo my nigga." LMAO :rofl:

  • Yoni

    I did. Funny, right? #ironic LOL

  • AnonymousRose

    3rd eye thinking..Interesting,

  • Yoni

    His lil fat butt looking like...."What took yall asses so long to find me? I'm hungry. Where is my turkey and dressing?"

  • harley_quinn2.0

    He does look like he eat solid foods LOL.

  • Yoni

    Hey boo! :2dance: on this money. LMAO :wink:

  • iWasteTime

    Bernie Mack back from the dead in that pic??!?

  • Just Keya

    Omg bye!! Lol

  • Just Keya

    And I just had to scroll up. ?????

  • MissHarlem

    Yaaasssss. I actually save more now than before so I can get off this plantation for GOOD. Thanks for encouraging financially ?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    LOL!!!!! You ain't right!

  • Yoni

    Oh they giving him SOLIDS, hollin' "it's cerruul".

  • iWasteTime

    you seent it!!! I'm dying ... that eye though!

    How are you doing? Feeling? How the babies? the ones here and baking?

  • Teresa Uriel

    aww he's such a little cutie baby...a King in the making!

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Just mean for no reason???

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Lmaaaaao Poor baby?

  • Yoni

    New post - Drake done sissyclawed somebody's face with a fresh full set

  • Teresa Uriel

    LoL

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Dolla Bill ???

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :openpost: Somebody got whooped.

  • Yoni

    No problem! #sharethewealthofknowledge

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Thanks. You know I've bean dealing with alot today

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Hello?? I was two urinal piss shakes away from comin up out this here wig. Not DTTS. Nope. You'll get cut?

  • Just Keya

    We are all good. I'm ready for July. How are you?

  • Just Keya

    ??????

  • iWasteTime

    we fighting today

  • nucynu25

    I've tried it before ..but I dont like them when they're short & my hair gets fuzzy really quick.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Congratulations @DTTS? Not everyone gets name checked by her high and mightyness? Must be nice. Next thing you know you'll be winning SR giveaways. Can't imagine what it cost you? I'm guessing someone's been performing topless on snapchat...again??

  • YES I SAID IT…

    I'm glad she got her baby back safe but if I turn around and I see U walking away with my baby, umma go 0 to 100 real quick and run yo asss down like Usain Bolt!

  • iWasteTime

    We good too. I'm ready for 4:30!!

  • MissHarlem

    Nothing big but let's just say the Asians ain't the only ones who can picka calah ?

  • Kwamella Diquan

    THANK YOU Low! ESP A NEWBORN..CMON...WTF WAS SHE THINKING?!?!?!

  • Kwamella Diquan

    I agree...but CPS...too much...lol..

  • Kwamella Diquan

    lmao...you IGNET...lol..crazy self...LOL

  • Yoni

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO #bringit

  • iWasteTime

    I rarely ..RARELY do that but that eye!!
    I'm a work in progress!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Bwhahaha ?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Glad the baby is safe

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ???

  • nucynu25

    Thank u..

  • Yoni

    Well! :tea:

  • mzwhang90210

    Ewwwww... I knew YO lop-sided head azz was afflicted..but you mean to tell me you done rubbed off on other family members?
    Fix it Jesus???

  • mzwhang90210

    Glad her baby is safe..and her too...deranged folks are killing mothers for their kids nowadays.
    It also irks my soul to see parents out in public, walking any kind of far distance away from their kids...just assuming the child is following. It only takes seconds for a determined individual to abscone with a kid.
    ThESPECIALLY mom up top was blessed & Highly favored, bc her infant could be in another state/country by now.

  • Liah

    Right!!....How do you turn your back though???...Crazy!!...If you watch the video the lady walked slowly out of the mall...sO HOW LONG AS YOUR BACK TURNED???..Glad the baby is safe...Do better mom!!!

  • Liah

    RIGHT!!!

  • mzwhang90210

    Heyyyyyyyy my Ditty got a shout out from SR...now you KNOW Imma be all on the record, & all up in the video dancin...?????

  • mzwhang90210

    JenEEE???

  • Jusstlookn

    Since she in custody, maybe it is the alleged buyer of the baby. SMH

    Stop watching crime tv. LMBO

  • PhillyFacts

    It is Sandy

  • Guess Who

    He kinda looks like a lighter version of Biggie Smalls.

  • Mrs Mary

    this tells me one thing, this lady was being followed, how did she know this woman was in the mall and where to find her? she followed her to this mall with the intent to take her baby. had mall security been more aware this lady oculd have had her baby sooner because she would have been screaming and hollering out to security to chase the woman. now it is part fault for letting this lady hold her child, but I bet she seen this lady in the mall pretending to be shopping (window) and thought it was ok, but it's never ok to et anyone hold your newborn baby. I bet this lady was a friend a friend of friend and when she saw her post on social media that she was at the mall the lady followed her. stop putting your life on social media, this was premeditated.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Hey Whang I see that dog giving me life chile ..... ,.... slay (see gif) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c288741ad8fe577ef1a49c68ea8b8df452cd46cc2ac62d24584f70161c53f52c.gif

  • Sexy CJ

    CJ Loves the Kids..........he's cute & happy...........

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Adorable

  • PhillyLala

    It's not at all

  • O.O

    The poor mom

  • O.O

    Geez

  • O.O

    Awwww he's not fat. So cute

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Whaaa? Not shakin the wig?

    Wayment ? I know you.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ? prays for birth canals ?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    But your dog looks like Evelyn. ?

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Hi. I think I know you too?

  • Kwamella Diquan

    Lmao..u STOOOOOPID! Ctfu

  • tess

    Right!

  • Yoni

    I don't smell they throw up........just under their necks. LOL

  • SameoleJ

    It is actually in a suburban area and houses all the Upper class stores.