“I don’t care if I get arrested – I’m going to save this baby!”
A woman was forced to smash a window and crawl to a baby’s rescue despite security guards warning her not to.
“I don’t care if I get arrested – I’m going to save this baby,” is what heroine Angela Radtke said, according to a reporter from Texas news station KENS 5.
Surveillance showed that the baby had been stuck in the vehicle for nearly 40 minutes; although staff at the HEB supermarket tried to alert the parents over the PA system, they did not return to their car until the rescue of their baby, aged just one, had already been effected.
The baby was rushed to Methodist Children’s Hospital and received treated for dehydration. Once released, the baby will be placed in the custody of Child Protective Services.
Police interviewed Ms Radtke who rescued the baby, but released her without charge, following Texas’s “Good Samaritan” law.
The child’s father admitted to police that he had forgotten his baby was in the car. He was arrested and according to local media has been charged with child endangerment a third-degree felony.