Inmates Use Carjacking Skills To Rescue Baby Locked In Car

Another crazy out of Florida, this time though, it has a good outcome. A group of work-release inmates in Florida helped rescue a 1-year-old baby accidentally locked in a car.

Pasco County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Kevin Doll reported the parents couldn’t afford a locksmith after the baby’s father locked the keys in their SUV on Valentine’s Day. The couple’s daughter appeared to be comfortable in a car seat since it was 56 degrees outside when deputies responded to the scene.

The father told the deputies he was going to break the front door driver window butt a crew of trusties fixing parking lot medians nearby offered their skills.

Deputies told the dad to “pop his head in the window” so “strange faces” would not scare the baby. The crew pried open the front door long enough for one inmate to push the electronic door lock with a coat hanger. It took about two minutes before the group cheered. The parents thanked the crew, deputies and firefighters for their help, finding their baby crying and sucking on a pacifier inside the car.