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Florida prison inmates applauded for breaking into car to rescue a toddler

It’s not every day that the police allow prisoners to break into a car, but they were in the right place at the right time.
A couple is applauding a group of prison inmates in New Port Richey, Florida, for rescuing their toddler from their accidentally locked SUV. The inmates were on work release, repairing the median in a parking lot outside the local courthouse, where the couple’s SUV was parked at the time. As they were reportedly low-level offenders, the deputies gave the prisoners permission to use a wire coat hanger to break into the car to rescue the little girl. Father accidentally locks toddler in the car The one-year-old girl’s mother, Shadow Lantry, told ABC Action News that her husband, Joe, was a little absent-minded at the time. He strapped Dallas into her car seat, throwing the keys into the front seat. He then walked around the Chevy Tahoe SUV to the driver’s side, only to find it locked. In fact, all the car’s doors were firmly locked and the toddler was sitting alone in her car seat, calmly sucking on her dummy. The couple approached the deputies who were supervising the inmates to...
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