For once, a story about a kid being accidentally left in a hot car that has a happy ending. A New Jersey grandmother had just secured her two-year-old grandson and a puppy in her car when she realized she had locked her keys inside the vehicle by mistake.
She immediately called 911 and Troopers Jacob Sherry and Steven Hodge in Hammonton Township saved the day. Dashcam footage shows them breaking the windows of the car and carrying the boy and his dog to safety. The pair were inside for about 30 minutes before their rescue.
“It’s a good reminder to parents and caretakers everywhere to be aware when securing children and animals and that you secure your keys,” Trooper Lawrence Peele of the New Jersey State Police explains. And don’t worry, the toddler and the puppy are in good condition after the incident.