Police Rescue Baby from Hot Car
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PALM SPRINGS- A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested Saturday night for allegedly leaving a one-year-old locked in a car.
Shoppers at Office Depot in Palm Springs noticed the child sleeping in a car with the windows up and air conditioning off.
Police arrived in time to rescue the child and arrest Desert Hot Springs resident Narciso Mercado, the one-year-old's step grandparent.
"At this time the investigation shows that the child was left unattended in the vehicle for approximately ten minutes and when officers arrived the outside temperatures were already 100 degrees," said Palm Springs Police Sgt. Harvey Reed.
In a matter of just ten minutes temperatures can jump 30 degrees inside a closed car.
Government officials have launched the "look before you lock" campaign, hoping to curb these avoidable tragedies.
Jessica Flores, KMIR6 News