Heroic Mom Smashes Car Window to Rescue 2-Year-Old Girl Locked Inside in 100F – And is Then Confronted by Owner ‘Who Was More Concerned About the Damage to His Vehicle’

Heroic Mom Smashes Car Window to Rescue 2-Year-Old Girl Locked Inside in 100F – And is Then Confronted by Owner ‘Who Was More Concerned About the Damage to His Vehicle’

For parents, summer can be one of the worst times of the year, because it seems that everyone you turn, there is another story of a child left in a car to die a slow, miserable, horrific death. But thankfully, one story at least has a happy ending, when one woman saved a little girl’s life by breaking through the window to pull her out.

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A mother-of-two in Kansas has told of the dramatic moment she ran out of her work to rescue a toddler that had been left locked in a car with the windows up on a 100-degree day.

Sarah Oropeza, the manager of the Famous Footwear in Merriam, was finishing off a customer sale on Saturday when a co-worker ran into the store screaming for help – she had just found a little girl in a car.

‘The windows were totally rolled up, all the doors were locked. She was covered in sweat,’ Oropeza told KCTV 5.

Oropeza added: ‘When I looked in the back window, she was covered in sweat.

‘She had pulled her hair back and sweat was just dripping.’

Oropeza desperately tried to break into the car, but couldn’t.

A woman then ran over with a screwdriver she had found in her trunk.

However the window would not crack using the screwdriver.

Oropeza was then handed a tire iron and began smashing the window with that.

However even the iron would not break through.

‘I was just praying, ”Break the window”. She is going to die,’ Oropeza said.

Finally, the glass cracked, and then another women came up and threw a truck hitch at the window, shattering it.

Oropeza and a group of other women then pulled the two-year-old girl from the hot car.

Her shoes were wet, her socks were wet. She was so drenched in sweat. I just started crying,” Oropeza said.

An ambulance arrived at the scene to attend to the child.

A police officer went to buy diapers because there were no diaper bag in the car, according to CBS News.

The girl was deemed to be fine and was later picked up by her godmother.

A couple – believed to be the child’s aunt and uncle – eventually came looking for her and were charged with endangerment.

They are said to have been in a cellphone shop while the girl was in the car.

‘(They showed) no emotion at all, whatsoever,’ Oropeza said.

‘The only question they had for police was if insurance was going to pay to cover the window that we broke.’

It is beyond disturbing that this couple had so little concern for the life of this child. We can only hope that her parents never leave her alone with them ever again, and give thanks for the good Samaritans that stepped up and prevented yet another senseless death.

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