Perkins Twp. police rescue 2 children locked inside hot car (video)

Updated: Jul. 25, 2019 at 5:45 AM EDT
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PERKINS TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WOIO) - Over the weekend, police in Perkins Township received a report of two children locked in a hot car outside the Walmart on Milan Road.

The call reporting two little girls, two and three years old respectively, came in around 5:06 p.m. on Saturday.

Officers acted swiftly to rescue the kids after their parents accidentally locked the keys in the car on what was one of the hottest days Northeast Ohio has seen in a decade.

19 News received the dramatic body cam video from police, who had to break out the car windows with a baton to pull the children to safety.

Other witnesses at the scene had reportedly already tried, unsuccessfully, to break the vehicle’s windows with a crow bar.

Police said the children were checked out at the scene for precautionary reasons, but appeared to be in good health.

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