You’ll never think about Amber Alerts the same way after seeing new doc about its origins
By Raechal Shewfelt · Editor, Yahoo Entertainment
January 17, 2023
Just how closely do you read that Amber Alert when it goes off on your phone?
A new documentary streaming on Peacock reminds us of the importance of the law enforcement tool and reveals the little known story of its namesake, Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old girl who was abducted while riding her bike near her grandparents’s home on Jan. 13, 1996, in Arlington, Texas. Investigators determined the suspect was nearby, but they were without a way to alert the public.