- The Washington Times - Monday, September 22, 2014

A Texas woman took matters into her own hands when she noticed an infant locked inside a hot car at a San Antonio supermarket parking lot.

Angela Radtke went against warnings from bystanders and security not to get involved, taking a tire iron to the vehicle’s front windshield.

“I felt like some people were kind of scared, they didn’t want to be liable because the security guard was yelling that I could possibly be arrested for breaking the window,”  she told a local CBS affiliate. “I don’t care if I get arrested, I’m going to save this baby.”

Miss Radtke then crawled into the car through broken glass and unlocked the door to free the baby.

“It scraped up my arms and legs and back a little bit,” she told the station. “I felt like it was worth the risk.”

HEB surveillance footage showed that the baby was in the car nearly 40 minutes, police said. The 1-year-old boy was taken to Methodist Children Hospital and treated for dehydration. The child will be placed in custody of Child Protective Services, the station reported.

Miss Radtke was questioned and released due to a Texas “good Samaritan” law.

The father reportedly did not return to his until some time after the boy was taken. He told police he forgot the baby was in the car. He is now being charged with child endangerment a third-degree felony, the station reported.


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