Sergeant rescues baby from a hot car using sledgehammer

Sergeant rescues baby from a hot car using sledgehammer

– 53-year-old Steve Eckel noticed the crying baby in a car with about 50 degrees inside

– He grabbed a sledgehammer from his car and smashed open a window

– Later police arrested baby’s mother who returned only after 40 minutes

Officials report that a retired sergeant Steve Eckel saw the four-month-old girl crying and sweating alone inside the vehicle in Howell, which was locked with its windows closed.

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The weather was hot enough, and Eckel says the interior of the car was even hotter: “Well about 50 degrees, just think of what could have happened.”

Sergeant rescues baby from a hot car using sledgehammer

Eckel broke the front passenger window using a sledgehammer he had in his trunk, and Mazzone carried the infant into an air-conditioned store.

Sergeant rescues baby from a hot car using sledgehammer

Police charged 33-year-old Karen Gruen, who left her baby in the vehicle for about 40 minutes, with child endangerment.

“I do believe in guardian angels, and I think I'm the one for this child,” Eckel told CBS. “She was sweating, crying, eyes rolling back.”

Sergeant rescues baby from a hot car using sledgehammer

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