MIAMI (CBS4) – Miami-Dade Police cancelled the statewide Amber Alert early Monday evening after a 5 year old girl, believed to have been abducted, was found safe.

Police say the whole ordeal was a “misunderstanding”.

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According to police, a family from Venezuela rented a car and was running errands around town when their daughter wanted a bottle of water. The water was in the trunk, and the girl went through the backseat to access the trunk but could not reach the water. At a stoplight at the intersection of Bird Road and 57th Avenue, her father popped the trunk to get the water, and a motorist behind the car thought they saw the girl in the trunk.

That motorist called police and a statewide Amber Alert was issued.

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Police caught up with the family in the parking lot of a Costco warehouse store and were confused when questioned by police.

“We approached them,” said Miami-Dade Police Det. Roy Rutland. “Of course, they had no idea what was going on.”

But what the witness reported, was actually what happened.

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“What the father explained is exactly what our witness told us,” said Rutland. “This caller was right on the money.  And what she saw is exactly what occurred. This was a great exercise for law enforcement.”