Police officers saved the day when two children locked themselves up inside their mother’s SUV on a hot summer day near Philadelphia on Monday.
Witness Jason Graham was sitting in his car outside a community college building when he noticed that police officers from the Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, Police were trying to open the door of an SUV with a jimmy about 20 feet away from him.
On the other side of the vehicle, a security officer was also doing his best to get the door open, explained Graham who shot a video of the incident. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. Two police officers came to the rescue when two young children locked themselves up inside an SUV on a hot summer day near Philadelphia on Monday.
Michael Chitwood, superintendent of the Upper Darby Police, explained that the children’s mother had gone to the community college to pay her tuition.
The unidentified woman then put her two children, aged 1 and 2, back in the SUV, but before she could get in the vehicle herself, one of the toddlers locked the door.
The mother quickly called security who in turn called the the police. The incident took place at around 10:30 am and the temperature was already in the upper 80s.
Meanwhile, the mother “was standing by the back of the car giving hand gestures, trying to get her daughter to unlock the door”, Graham said.
Graham added that both the mother and the officers looked frantic.
The toddlers had spent about 20 minutes in the car, before an officer finally broke the front passenger window and unlocked the door, Chitwood said.
The two officers at the scene, Frank Guille and Charles Peterson, used a metal flashlight wrapped in a towel to break the window, WPVI reports. Praising his officers’ work, Chitwood said:
The officers’ actions were outstanding. They wasted no time.
Once rescued, the toddlers were taken to the back of a patrol car where the air conditioning was on, Chitwood added. They were then taken to the hospital and released — both seemed to be fine, he said.
2. Two children are safe and sound after they were rescued by two police officers from a locked SUV in Delaware County.
Read more: WPVI.
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