When Angela Radtke saw a toddler locked in a hot car in the parking lot, she didn’t hesitate before smashing the car windshield and crawling through broken glass to unlock the door.
“The security guard was yelling that I could possibly be arrested for breaking the window,” Radtke recalled. “I don’t care if I get arrested. I’m saving this baby.”
Luckily, her instincts were spot on. After reviewing the footage, officials found that the toddler was trapped in the car for almost an hour. The baby was immediately rushed to the hospital for dehydration.
Radtke was retained by officials after the incident, but was released soon after because of the “Good Samaritan” law. The toddler’s father is now charged with child endangerment.