Atlanta cops save baby accidentally locked in hot car by grandmother

Officers got to the scene in a matter of minutes

Locking your keys in your car is frustrating, no matter who you are.

But when you’re a woman whose one-year-old granddaughter is locked in the car with the keys, it’s downright distressing.

That’s what happened to a grandmother on Howell Mill Road on Wednesday around 12:30 p.m., a day when temperatures were in the 80s. Luckily for her and the baby, Atlanta police officers showed up within a few minutes of the 911 call.

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The grandmother told police she placed the baby in the car after grocery shopping, Channel 2 Action News said. Body camera footage shows the woman looking stressed out in a Kroger parking lot.

Officer Andrew Gilchrease, who has been with the police department about six years, broke a car window on the opposite side of the girl.

“I was communicating with her as much as I could through the window,” Gilchrease said. “She was calm. She’s the rock star in all this.”

Police said the incident was “all an accident,” Channel 2 reported. The baby was in the car for about five minutes and didn’t show any signs of heat exhaustion.

See the body camera video here:

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