Father rightfully took child reported kidnapped from McDonald's in northwest Houston, deputies say


HOUSTON – The child reported kidnapped Wednesday has been returned to the scene, according to Harris County Sheriff's Office. 

Deputies responded around 2:30 p.m. to reports of an adult man taking a 3-year-old girl from a McDonald's restaurant at FM 1960 and Cypress Station.

Investigators learned Wednesday evening the girl's father took her. Deputies said the man was within his legal rights to do so. 

Officials said the case is still being transferred to Harris County Child Protective Services for further investigation.

We will report more information as it becomes available.