Dear parents, whether it’s an accident or done on purpose while you dash into a store, leaving a baby in a parked car is never safe. If you’re tempted to leave your baby in the car while you do a fast errand, you’re not alone. According to one survey, 14 percent of parents have done this exact thing. But the act could be deadly, as car temperatures can soar to dangerously high levels/or low in just a few minutes. Sometimes, however, parents leave a baby or toddler in a parked car by accident. So, when the 911 caller told the dispatcher that someone left their baby unattended, officer Jason rushed to the parking lot and broke the car window.
The responding officer broke into the vehicle to rescue the baby locked inside, only to discover it was a lifelike doll. Officer Jason was called to a Walmart for a report of a baby locked inside of a car in the parking lot. The responding officer decided immediately upon seeing feet sticking out from under a blanket that he needed to break the window to rescue the baby.
After he had broken into the car and pulled the blanket away, he thought the child was dead, so he breathed into its mouth, but the lungs did not inflate. He then realized that the baby was, in fact, a realistic-looking doll and that its mouth did not open. He canceled the call for an ambulance. When the officer found the owner of the doll, Carolyna, who was getting her hair cut in Super Cuts during the incident, she told the officer that it was designed to look as much as a real baby as possible.
Short said the doll even felt like a real baby when he picked it up. The woman had purchased the doll, named Aislie from a doll nursery for $2,300 the week before the incident. The doll, called a “reborn” doll, is handcrafted from silicone so it looks as realistic as possible. Seiffert has a collection of reborn dolls (SEE PHOTO). She says she plans to put a sticker on her car to alert others that the babies inside the car are not real.