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Moss Point child safe after kidnapping-carjacking

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A 3-year-old Moss Point girl has been reunited with her mom and dad just in time for Christmas. Pascagoula police said the little girl was kidnapped during a carjacking Sunday evening.  

Afterwards, Carlos Galvan and Diana Gonzalez have never been so happy to hold their 3-year-old girl Isabella in their arms. 

"It feels great. It has been a very traumatic 24 hours," Galvan said. 

Police said it all started at Walgreens in Pascagoula. Dad, Carlos, went in the store and left the car running. Mom, Diana, was in the backseat watching little Isabella and their newborn. Police said 25-year-old Bradley Scott Hilsabeck walked up and got in the car.

"He tried to put the car vehicle in reverse and leave. The lady was able to get the three-week-old child out of the vehicle, but the three-year-old remained in the vehicle," Pascagoula Police's Shannon Massey said. 

Mom and Dad began panicking and someone in the store then called 911. 

"It is hard for a father and mother to go what we went through," Galvan said.  

All law enforcers in the county were alerted and the search began for the car and child. Police said they later found the suspect three miles away, but no Isabella. 

"Officers then were able to talk to Mr. Hilsabeck, who was in custody, and he gave us a landmark."  

Police said the child is lucky to be alive. They said the suspect dropped off the little girl in an extremely dangerous spot in Jackson County. 

"She was sitting on the side of the road buckled in by the car seat, by two lakes that are known to be inhabited by alligators," Massey said. 

Police reunited the mom and dad with their daughter about an hour later. The family said having the 3-year-old safe and sound again is the best they could ever have this Christmas. 

"We were actually crying and thanking God for taking care of her while she went through her ordeal," Galvan said. 

The suspect is charged with carjacking, kidnapping, and felony evading police officers.

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