One mom in Kansas knew exactly what to do when she heard that a child was trapped inside a car on a 110-degree day.
Sarah Oropeza, a manager at Famous Footwear, immediately ran out to the parking lot after being alerted by a coworker that a two-year-old girl was locked inside a vehicle with the windows up.
(Photo Credit: KCTV 5)
"When I looked in the back window, she was covered in sweat," Oropeza told KCTV 5 of the toddler. "She had pulled her hair back and sweat was just dripping."
Unable to break the window by herself, Oropeza tried using both a screwdriver and a tire iron given to her by worried passersby, but the glass still didn't budge.
"I was just praying, 'Break the window. She is going to die,'" Oropeza recalled, finally able to shatter the window using a truck hitch.
Sarah Oropeza. (Photo Credit: KCTV 5)
"Her shoes were wet, her socks were wet. She was so drenched in sweat. I just started crying," Oropeza said of the rescue.
Thankfully, paramedics said that the girl would be okay and was picked up by her godmother. According to reports, a couple, believed to be her aunt and uncle, eventually came looking for her and were charged with endangerment.
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"(They showed) no emotion at all, whatsoever," Oropeza sadly revealed. "The only question they had for police was if insurance was going to pay to cover the window that we broke."
Watch video of the rescue below:
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