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This Woman Smashed A Car Window To Rescue A 2-Year-Old Trapped In A Hot Car

"What if she dies? What if I can't get her out?"

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A Kansas woman named Sarah Oropeza noticed a 2-year-old girl had been left by her caretakers in a sweltering car and used a tire iron to break the window in order to rescue the toddler.

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Police ticketed the child's caregivers when they got back to the car and criminal charges may be on the way.


In an interview with CBS News, Oropeza said that the toddler's caretakers came to fetch the child from her and did not seem very concerned.

"No emotion at all, whatsoever. The only question they had for police was if insurance was going to pay to cover the window that we broke," she said.

BuzzFeed has reached out to the Merriam, Kansas Police Department for comment.