Sanford teen escaped as stepfather slept
A Sanford teenager, kidnapped by the man accused of killing his mother and sister, sought a snack at Texas diner Thursday and found out he was the subject of a nationwide search.Posted — Updated
Calandra McLean and her 13-year-old daughter, Tashonna Cameron, dead in a fire at the family's 916 Clark Circle home.
The elder McLean told his stepson they were taking a road trip and forbade use of Facebook as they made their way across the country, Tobias told employees at the Windy Cow Cafe in Windorado, Texas. It was only after Tobias got out his phone to access the cafe's offer of a free dessert that he learned of the chaos happening at home.
"He got very emotional. He started shaking," said Dianna Donathan, owner of the Windy Cow. "Tears were coming down his cheeks, and he immediately said, 'Call 911.'"
Sirander Allen, a cousin of Calandra McLean, said family members reacted with tears of joy at the news that Tobias was safe.
Tobias McLean was being looked after by Oldham sheriff's deputies until the family could make arrangements for him.
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