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Houston-Area Shoppers Rescue Children from Hot Car

Updated: Tuesday, July 15 2014, 03:58 PM CDT

Some brave shoppers in Katy jumped into action Monday, smashing open a car after spotting children inside.

Gabriel Del Valle says he stepped out of his nearby shop after hearing the sound of children crying out desperation. "It was a crazy situation man," he says. "The kids were in there crying.  I mean you would understand.  It’s real hot."

Del Valle recorded the rescue on his cell phone. He says one man used a hammer to smash open the windows. "And even then they could barely open the doors because there was a child lock on.  Kids were in their crying," says another witness.

After several minutes, the kids were freed.  The children’s mom said she had left them there so she could get a haircut. But Del Valle believes nothing justifies leaving children alone in a hot car. "Even a dog can die.  Imagine a person."

The children were not hurt. The mom reportedly begged bystanders not to call police.


Cell Phone Video from Gabriel Del Valle

Houston-Area Shoppers Rescue Children from Hot Car

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