KATY, Texas (CBS Houston) — Two young children were rescued from a hot car by shoppers after their mom was getting a haircut.
Gabriel Del Valle recorded the good Samaritans smashing the car’s window in an effort to reach the kids who were crying in the parking lot of a Katy shopping center.
“It was a crazy situation,” Del Valle told KHOU-TV.
The video shows people banging on the window, with one person even using a hammer to smash the window to get in.
“And even then they could barely open the doors because there was a child lock on,” Del Valle told KHOU.
It took several minutes to finally free the children.
“The kids were in there crying,” Del Valle explained to KHOU. “I mean, you would understand. It’s real hot.”
The mom eventually came out and told the good Samaritans she left her kids in the car because she was getting a haircut, KHOU reports. She told everyone that she made a terrible mistake leaving them in the car.
Police were not called over the incident.