Trooper breaks window to rescue infant locked in car

     Trooper Joseph Falco. (Image courtesy of the New Jersey State Police)

    Trooper Joseph Falco. (Image courtesy of the New Jersey State Police)

    A New Jersey state trooper has helped to rescue a young child from inside of a locked car.

    State police say the 18-month-old girl’s legal guardian mistakenly locked the child in the car at the Forked River Service Area on the Garden State Parkway on Friday.

    With the car’s keys locked inside, the woman sent her son inside of the rest stop to ask for help while she remained by the vehicle. 

    Trooper Joseph Falco arrived a few minutes later. He told the women he’d have to break the car window, and the woman agreed. After shattering the window, he unlocked it and got the baby out.

    The child was not hurt and did not need medical attention.

    Temperatures in the area were in the 90s on Friday, with a “real feel” near 100 degrees. 

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    The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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