Woman Breaks Windshield To Rescue Baby From Hot Car

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Woman Breaks Windshield To Rescue Baby From Hot Car
by Andrew Moore
KAPPIT
Source: khou.com
When Angela Radtke saw a 1-year-old baby locked in a hot, parked car, she didn't hesitate to take action.

Despite warnings from security and the apprehension of others, Radtke smashed straight though 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.

Angela Radtke explains how she broke though a cars window only hours before to save the baby inside.(Photo: KENS 5)

Witnesses at the scene said H-E-B staff tried to reach the parents on the loudspeakers but the parents did not arrive 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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