LONGUEUIL, CANADA – A suburban Montreal mother is furious after she says police refused to help unlock her baby from her car in a sweltering parking garage.
The woman said she accidentally locked her three-month-old daughter inside her car in Longueuil, south of Montreal.
She said she had just finished buckling her baby into the car seat and was about to get into the driver’s seat when the car doors locked automatically.
“I called 911 to say that I had a little girl who was 12 weeks old who was hungry and crying in the car,” the mother told all-news channel LCN.
The 911 operator told her that police would call back but that 30 minutes went by without any sign of help.
She finally received a phone call, telling her that police would not be coming and that she should find a taxi driver.
Not wanting to leave her distressed baby alone, she flagged down two passersby who found her a cabbie, who finally freed the exhausted child.
“It was 38 C with the humidex,” the woman told LCN. “It’s really unacceptable that the police didn’t even come for a baby who could have died.”
Longueuil police say they have opened an administrative investigation into the case.