Emergency responders break car window to rescue child, only to find it was a life-like doll instead
HOBOKEN, N.J. – Emergency services smashed a car window recently to save a baby trapped inside on a hot day. Only it wasn’t a baby, it was a very realistic looking doll.
On Thursday, July 31, Kitty Mieles had left her 2-year-old granddaughter’s doll named Todd in her parked car when a passerby mistook the doll for a real child.
An ambulance crew was called and, also failing to realize the doll wasn’t a child, called police to break the car window because of the rising temperatures and fears for the “child’s” safety. Thomas Molta, president of Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corp, told ABC News: “I saw pictures of the doll and it looked real. I’ve got 34 years’ experience in Emergency Medical Services and I probably would have broken the window too.”