According to the Youku video description, a toddler was trapped in a car in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province on Saturday after his/her parents locked the keys inside. But when firefighters arrived on the scene, the parents refused to let them smash the car windows, because who wants to have their car windows smashed? Oh right, the kid. Eventually, the rescue workers were given permission to proceed, and the child was freed.
In a separate incident earlier in Shanghai, a one-and-a-half-year-old toddler was also trapped inside a car. While the mother freaked out, it was the grandmother who reasoned that the windows shouldn’t be smashed because that would make driving “inconvenient.” Well of course. Oh right, the kid. Thirty minutes later, a locksmith arrived — and the child, surely, will forget about the totally non-traumatic incident in which his caretakers stood peering inside his box of sorrow, where he was trapped, helpless, and alone, all alone in a cold, cruel world.
Why not just jimmy the lock? You can’t tell me such a basic tool of car theives isn’t available in China of all places. Sure, break the window… Or better yet, don’t lock your kid in the car in the first plave.
I know, its like the whole country never heard of a slim jim, or a wire hanger for god’s sake.
Plus, the kid in Wenzhou was old enough to help. Tell him to unlock the door already, its not all that hard. There is a little button on the door…push it!
Thankfully this wasn’t in Texas during summer of the child would’ve died.