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Infant, 3 adults accidentally locked in hot SUV rescued

Published July 17. 2019 07:38PM

BETHLEHEM (AP) — Authorities say an infant and three developmentally disabled adults were rescued after they were accidentally locked in a hot sport utility vehicle in eastern Pennsylvania.

The (Allentown) Morning Call reports that Bethlehem Township police officers were called to a residential group home just before 8 a.m. Wednesday after the four were accidentally locked inside the SUV.

Sgt. Shaun Powell said the key fob of the recently purchased vehicle was left inside and the doors locked automatically. No spare was available and an online security system was no longer active. With temperatures already around 80 degrees, police were unable to get inside.

Powell says fire department crews were able to puncture a window and the victims were freed after 30 to 45 minutes. All were evaluated and had no health problems.


Information from: The Morning Call,

30 - 45 minutes to break a window? Good thing it was only people and not a pet, they'd all be in jail for taking so long.

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