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Florida Inmate Saves One-Year-Old Stuck in Car

Florida Inmate Saves One-Year-Old Stuck in Car

Wednesday, 20 February, 2019 - 06:30
London - Asharq Al-Awsat
In a first-of-its-kind incident, an inmate in Florida used his criminal skills to save a baby girl stuck in a parked car.

According to the German News Agency, he and a group of four other low-level offenders in Pasco County, near Tampa, broke into an SUV on Thursday to rescue a one-year-old girl who was accidentally locked in.

The inmates were repairing medians nearby when they and deputies rushed to help, CNN affiliate KABC-TV. The mother said in her Facebook video the entire operation took about five minutes and the baby was not hurt. "Thank God for the criminals in the world. I respect all y'all," she said in the video.

Shadow Lantry recorded the rescue operation and posted it on Facebook. The video shows the inmates in their prison garb using a clothes hanger to jimmy the lock of the car.

Lantry told CNN affiliate WFTS-TV the incident began when the child's father strapped the girl into a car seat in the back of the SUV and tossed the keys to the front seat. When he closed the back door, he realized the car was locked.

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