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Amber Alert Issued in Los Angeles

The search continues for Kandice Johnson, 31, who spurred an Amber Alert for Los Angeles County after stealing a vehicle with a 16-year-old boy inside. According to authorities, she is considered armed and dangerous.

Johnson and 16-year-old Eric Coleman have been missing since 4 p.m. on Thursday. Johnson, who allegedly is an acquantaince of Eric's stepmother, approached the woman near 47th and Figueroa in South Los Angeles as she stood outside her car. Johnson pulled a gun out and demanded she walk away; when she did, Johnson jumped into the driver's seat and drove away. Eric was in the backseat of the car.

The stepmother, who alerted police that Eric was in the car when it was stolen, believes it was possible Johnson didn't realize the boy was inside as the car's windows are heavily tinted. Detectives are unsure at this time what Johnson's intentions were, but believe she did not intend to kidnap Eric.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Eric is African-American, 5'8", and weighs 150 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. CHP described Johnson as an African-American female weighing 140 pounds, 5'3" with multi-colored braided hair. 

Amber alerts are part of a child abduction alert system created in 1996. AMBER is a acronym for America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response; but the alerts are also named for Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old abducted and murdered in 1996 in Texas. The alerts are distributed through radio, television, and even cell phones. The alert typically includes the name of the abducted child, a description of the alleged abductor, and a description and license plate number of any vehicle involved in the abduction.

Johnson was last seen driving a black Toyota Camry with a license plate number 7XWL023. Anyone who sees the car, the suspect, or the victim is urged to call 911. 

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