There’s an article making the rounds in social media that has folks outraged. As reported by Yahoo, a mother didn’t want firefighters to break the windows of her BMW with her 3-year-old toddler trapped inside, but she preferred to wait for a locksmith to arrive. When the heat in the BMW caused the boy to begin to faint, firefighters took matters into their own hands and broke the window themselves.
A crowd eventually gathered as the woman refused to have her trapped son immediately saved due to the expense of the BMW’s windows. The melee occurred in Yiwu City, which is a massive city with a population of approximately 1.2 million people. Located in central Zhejiang province of the People’s Republic of China, the city became known on social media as the spot where the unnamed mother accidentally had her BMW lock itself with her 3-year-old inside.
Once the mom couldn’t open the BMW’s car door, and the young boy began crying and grabbing at the windows of the locked car to try and get out, that’s when concern grew over his condition — along with outrage at the mother’s refusal to have her BMW windows broken. With a lack of oxygen, the boy began to faint, and that’s when emergency personnel decided to ignore the mother’s wishes and break the BMW window to free the boy and save his life. Certain online reports claim the mother and father were shopping nearby and had left the child in the car when he was accidentally locked inside.
As expected, the mother’s refusal to break her expensive BMW car windows — which seemed more important to her than her son’s life — is being reported around the world on sites like Toments to Caijin, which states that the little boy was locked in the car for more than one hour.
The reports of the mom’s reactions are being used as a warning to the public. Even if the temperature outside isn’t terribly hot, the temperature inside a car can be a lot hotter, especially with no windows rolled down.
“It’s very dangerous to leave children inside cars, especially in such heat. It can threaten a child’s life in a short time.”
As reported by the Inquisitr, car heat was a factor for a man who left his young daughter locked in a car for 16 hours on Father’s Day while he went drinking. This latest report of a child locked in a car has brought reactions from commentators who’ve seen other mothers refusing to have their car windows broken with a child locked inside.
As written by “Missile Man” on Yahoo, he has seen a similar situation during his days in the military.
“When I was stationed in the Air Force at Robins AFB back in the 80’s….I broke the window out of a car to get a baby out of the back seat. I called base security and had them go looking for the mother in the Base Exchange. When they brought her out….she was hysterical over the broken window and never once asked about the condition of her baby. She went into a screaming fit and the SP’s arrested her on the spot. The father was called and he escorted the baby to the hospital in the ambulance where it was admitted for dehydration. She actually called me at work a couple of days later and wanted me to pay for the broken window. I told her to F herself with some of the broken glass.”
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