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Video of girl with hands up goes viral, police respond

Posted at 7:32 AM, Jan 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-21 10:32:52-05

(KTNV) — Video of a little girl approaching officers with her hands up in Florida has gone viral.

It happened after police pulled over a truck after receiving a call about a theft by an armed man.

After the suspect and another adult exited the truck, they were followed by one of the 2 children inside the truck.

The little girl, who had just seen her parents exit the truck with their hands up, did the same thing.

The initial video was released by a witness.

Since then, the police department has released it's body-cam footage. In the video, officers can be heard telling the little girl that everything is OK and telling her to put her hands down.

Police officers found a 1-year-old child in the truck, in a car seat. They also found a pellet gun in the truck.

Two men were arrested and later charged with theft. The officers allowed the mother to take care of the children.