Hoboken Patch – by Mike Pignataro
There has been a heightened awareness of infants left alone inside hot cars after a rising number of deaths nationwide this summer.
Multiple reports on Wednesday afternoon indicated a baby may have been in distress inside a locked vehicle in Hoboken.
The Hoboken Ambulance Volunteers Corps quickly responded and smashed the car’s window to get access.
But it turned out to be just a baby doll inside.
The doll belonged to the car owner’s granddaughter. The woman was at work at the time of the incident and her boss questioned the EMTs needing to break her window.
“All they had to do was look in the window,” the woman’s boss told the Hudson Reporter. “It was broad daylight. I can understand if it was the middle of the night, but it wasn’t.”
Interim Police Chief Edelmiro Garcia, who hadn’t yet seen the incident report, defended the actions of the EMTs.
“If you had an emergency situation and you had no other way of getting into the vehicle in a timely manner, what would you do?” he told the Hudson Reporter.
Mayor Dawn Zimmer said “we stand behind the actions” of the first responders.
“I hope this unusual story can be a reminder to all parents never to leave your children in a hot car and to residents that if you see a child or a pet in a hot car, you should definitely call for help to address the situation,” she said in a statement to NJ.com.
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“I hope this unusual story can be a reminder to all parents never to leave your children in a hot car and to residents that if you see a child or a pet in a hot car, you should definitely call for help to address the situation,” she said”
No, it’s a reminder of how stupid the people are who work for the so-called ‘government’.