HOWELL, N.J. (AP) — Police say a man used a sledgehammer to rescue a baby from a hot car at a New Jersey shopping center.
Police say 53-year-old Steve Eckel of Jackson and 30-year-old Sarah Mazzone of Howell on Tuesday saw the 4-month-old girl crying and sweating alone inside the vehicle, which was locked and its windows closed. Temperatures were in the upper 80s.READ MORE: CDC, FDA Recommend US Pause Use Of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine Over Blood Clot Concerns
Eckel broke the front passenger window, and Mazzone carried the infant into an air-conditioned store.
The child’s mother approached the vehicle in a panic and police determined the baby was left in the vehicle for about 40 minutes.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: All Adults Eligible For Vaccine On Tuesday, Except Philadelphia Residents
Police charged 33-year-old Karen Gruen of Lakewood with child endangerment. It’s not known if she has a lawyer.
Police say the baby appeared fine after she cooled down.MORE NEWS: Firefighters Called To Virtua Memorial Hospital In Mount Holly
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