A few inmates in Florida are being hailed a hero after saving a toddler who was trapped inside of a locked car.
Parents in New Port Richey, Florida, accidentally locked their car keys inside their SUV along with their 1-year-old daughter. They contacted the police, but they also had having trouble getting into the car. The baby’s father was just about to try to break his car’s window when a nearby Paso County Sheriff’s Office Inmate supervisor said he had a way he could help.
The supervisor happened to be overseeing a crew of low-risk, non-violent offenders who were fixing medians in a parking lot. They put down their gear and immediately went to work on the car. They used their unconventional skill a wire coat hanger and pried the top of the door open enough to stick the hanger inside and unlock the car.
The mom, Shadow Lantry said she was relieved and even more happy when the inmates got the car open.
“Thank God,” Lantry joyfully exclaimed once the door was open. “Thank God for all the criminals in the world. I respect all y’all,” Lantry later added.
The little girl was found to be all right and the parent were not ticketed for the mistake.
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