Then an Amber Alert went off on her phone detailing how a Jeep was stolen from Humboldt Avenue in north Minneapolis around 12:17 p.m. and that 1-year-old Da’Merion White was in the back seat.
“I’m a bird watcher, so I got my binoculars and I looked over and it was the same license plate that was on the phone,” Gusse said. “So I called the police department right away.”
An arriving officer approached the car and started to open it.
It was a heart-stopping moment.
“The officer tried to open the back door first and it wouldn’t open,” Gusse said. “But the driver’s side door was open, and he opened that door, and then the back door, and I could hear that baby crying.”
But she had to ask. She had to know:
“And I said, ‘Is the baby OK?’ And he said, ‘Yes, ma’am, thank you,’ and I went back inside the house,” Gusse said.