Exclusive: Police Rescue Baby From Hot Car

Nanny charged with child abuse

Friday, Jun 8, 2012  |  Updated 10:28 AM EDT
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Police officers at George Mason University smashed a window to rescue a baby from a hot car, after the nanny watching him left for a job interview. News4's Jackie Bensen reports.

Jackie Bensen

Police officers at George Mason University smashed a window to rescue a baby from a hot car, after the nanny watching him left for a job interview. News4's Jackie Bensen reports.

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Police broke into a car to rescue a baby boy locked inside Thursday afternoon.

George Mason University Police received a report of a child alone in a car about 2 p.m.

Three officers responded to a conference center parking lot on campus. One smashed a window with a nightstick.

When the officers removed the 10-month-old from the vehicle, he was sweating and hot to the touch, News4’s Jackie Bensen reported. He was taken to an ambulance.

The child’s 31-year-old nanny said he was in the car about 20 minutes, but police told Bensen they believe he was in the car for at least an hour.

The nanny, who was on campus for an interview, was charged with sixth-degree felony child abuse.

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