Woman breaks windshield to rescue baby from hot car

Woman breaks windshield to rescue baby from hot car

When Angela Radtke saw a 1-year-old baby locked in a hot, parked car in an H-E-B parking lot, she didn't hesitate to take action.

Despite warnings from security and the apprehension of others, Radtke smashed straight through the front windshield with a tire iron. She then crawled into the car through broken glass and unlocked door to free the baby -- sustaining cuts to her arms.

"I don't care if I get arrested, I'm going to save this baby," Radtke said.

H-E-B Surveillance footage revealed the baby was in the car nearly 40 minutes, according to police. The 1-year-old boy was taken by EMS to Methodist Children Hospital and treated for dehydration. The child will be placed in custody of Child Protective Services.

Police questioned Radtke afterwards but she was soon released due to a Texas "good Samaritan" law.

Witnesses at the scene said H-E-B staff tried to reach the parents on the loudspeakers but the father did not appear until some time afterwards.

Police told KENS 5 the father stated that he forgot the baby was in the car. He is now being charged with child endangerment a third-degree felony.


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