Trinity Police break window to save child locked in car

Source: Trinity police
Source: Trinity police

TRINITY, TX (KTRE) - For the second time in a week, Trinity police had to break a window to save a child inside a locked car.

Chief Steven Jones said he was dispatched to Brookshire Brothers around 11:15 a.m. after a mother called and said she had accidentally locked her 21-month-old child inside the car.

Jones said he arrived and thought he could have a locksmith come and get the child out, since the mother had called right away. However, he said he could see the child was already sweating in the 80-degree heat, which is magnified inside a car. So he made the decision to break the window.

"We don't want people thinking that if they come to Trinity, their car windows will be broken," Jones said. "But we will do it if we think the child is in any danger without waiting for anyone."

Jones said the mother had to come back to Brookshire Brothers, because she had left her debit card there. In her frustration, she had put her keys on the seat and closed the door, but the child had locked the doors. The mother realized what happened when she walked to the back seat door to get her child out.

"People often ask why we don't just use tools to open the door," Jones said. "But we can't carry that around with all the different types of cars and the technology."

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