Arcadia mother arrested after allegedly kidnapping son from mall; boy found safe

Melissa Barrios, 25, is shown in a DMV photo. (KABC)

An Arcadia mother was arrested after allegedly kidnapping her 3-year-old son from the Westfield Santa Anita Mall.

Police say Levi Barrios was taken from the mall Saturday night while he was with his great aunt.

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy found the boy safe around 2:20 a.m. Sunday at Union Station in Los Angeles.

The child was in good condition and unharmed.

His mother, 25-year-old Melissa Barrios was arrested for kidnapping and booked at the Arcadia Police Department. She is being held in lieu of $150,000 bail.

Police say she suffers from mental illness.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5123.
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