Hackensack, New Jersey Officer Frees Child Locked in Hot Car

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Crying Toddler ‘Drenched in Sweat’ Rescued From Hot Minivan — and Watch How Officer Reacts When Mom Returns With Loaded Shopping Cart.

HACKENSACK, N.J. (CBS) — Officials say two Bergen County sheriff’s officers likely helped save a toddler’s life after she was discovered in an unattended vehicle under extreme heat conditions.As CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported, inside of the Toyota minivan surrounded by police officers was a sweating 2-year-old girl, who sheriffs said was left behind by her mother. “He approached the vehicle and quickly reacted, broke the window open on the other side,” Rodriguez said, “She was totally sweaty, very drenched. Authorities say Sheriff Officer Rich Carrion was directing traffic at an intersection when he was alerted by the store manager of Costco that a child was found alone in a vehicle in the parking lot. They were called by the manager of the Hackensack store, WPIX-TV reported. “Sweat was just coming down, almost as if someone threw a bucket of water on her,” Rodriguez told WNBC, “that’s how bad it was.” Video of the incident has been viewed more than 3 million times since it was posted to Facebook Thursday.

Less than a minute after the officers started running the van’s license plates, the mother, Chaeyoung Lim-Kim, finally returned with another child — and a shopping cart stuffed with groceries. She was very red and crying.” “She just said, ‘I’m sorry,’ it looks like she didn’t speak English,” Rodriguez said, “The police officer told her: ‘How can you say you’re sorry?

The girl was taken to a hospital and released to her father, the sheriff’s office told WNBC, adding that the mother was arrested for child endangerment and released with a desk ticket. She could have died!” “I believe this is not the first time that she’s done this,” Rafael Rodriguez told the station. “She knew what she was doing when she did it, and this time she got caught.”

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