Amber Alert helps deputies find abducted 11-year-old Orange County girl

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Makayla Fischer, 11 (Photo via FDLE)

APOPKA, Fla. (AP) An Amber Alert helped lead to the arrest of a 50-year-old man accused of abducting his step-granddaughter in the middle of the night.

A motorist spotted the pair Sunday morning and flagged down one of dozens of deputies searching for 11-year-old Makayla Fisher and her step-grandfather, Darrell Mills. Deputies immediately tracked them down after the tip.

Darrell Mills (Photo via FDLE)

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office say Mills abducted Makayla from her Apopka home just after 2 a.m. Authorities say she was unharmed when they found her more than eight hours later.

Authorities say they arrested Mills and expect to charge him with kidnapping.

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