Police have appealed for a young dad to return home after he snatched his eight-month-old son.
Kieran Carroll, 22, disappeared with his son Louis on Tuesday (March 3) after telling friends he was missing his 'little man'.
He was captured on CCTV leaving a hotel in Luton, Bedfordshire, with his son in a pram.
He later wrote on Facebook that police should stop searching for him and 'go look for some killers' instead.
Then on Wednesday night (March 4), the dad spoke to a friend on the phone, who revealed: "I just spoke to him on the phone and heard his child giggling in the background.
"He is just trying to do the right thing but he has done it the wrong way and I have told him that. He is an amazing dad and he has got a great support network of people on his side."
Bedfordshire Police have issued two urgent appeals saying they are 'increasingly concerned' about their welfare.
But Kieran responded by posting a message on the force's official Facebook page.
He wrote: "I'm fine so is my child go look for some killers not a man and his child."
In January he wrote on another Facebook account: "Miss my little man. He later wrote he was 'feeling broken'.
Louis's mum was unable to contact Kieran after he left the hotel and called the police when he didn't return.
Bedfordshire Police released CCTV footage today of him pushing the pram out of the hotel's reception. Detectives said Kieran left the buggy at a friend's house before disappearing without any nappies or food for the baby.
Detective Inspector Sean Quinn, from Bedfordshire Police, said: "We want Kieran to know that he is not in any trouble. We just want him to contact us so that we can be reassured that he and Louis are safe.
"This type of disappearance is very out of character for Kieran and we are becoming increasingly concerned."
Kieran, from Luton, is described as white, medium build, with short brown hair.
Baby Louis is believed to be wearing a blue cardigan with a picture of a ship on it.
Writing on Facebook, Kieran's sister Alix Carroll, 24, said: "My brother is an amazing father. He's scared he's going to lose him. Never in a million years would he harm a hair on his body. He will be safe, I bet my life on it."
A Bedfordshire Police spokeswoman said: "We are looking into the Facebook message. We are urging him to get in touch with us directly and not just through Facebook.
"We need to see him and more importantly we need to see the baby to know that they are both okay."
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