“We let him out of the [patrol] car, and he ran around like he’d never seen outdoors,” Master Sergeant Stan Diggs from the Illinois State Police Department was reported as saying. “It was actually very sad. He was very happy to be outside. He said he never goes outside.”
In light of the discovery, police arrested Shannon on charges of felony child abduction, while Diane faced charges of aiding and abetting. However, while out on bail, Diane invited the television show Good Morning America to hear her side of the story.