|"Ainsley" an incredibly lifelike|
doll. A police officer broke a
car window to rescue an infant from
a hot car only to discover it was Ainsley the doll.
A woman in a Walmart parking lot in Keene, New Hampshire recently saw what looked like a baby locked inside a hot car on a scorching summer day.
Keene police arrived on the scene, and Lt. Jason Short saw the kid in a child car seat, says television station WMUR.
"It was draped with a light blanket, and I could see little feet with the no-sole shoes and a bottle of milk," Short sakd.
So Short broke out a car window to rescue the baby. The kid appeared to be lifeless, so the officer tried to revive the kid. He began CPR.
That's when he realized what was going on. It was a doll. An incredibly life-like doll.
"The doll was a 'reborn doll,' manufacture to look exactly like a baby. Most reborn dolls cost a few hundred dollars, but this doll was valued at over $2,000."
The back story is almost as sad as a baby being left in a hot car to die.
The doll belongs to a Brattleboro, Vermont woman who collects these life-like dolls to cope with the death o her son years ago.
In a statement to the TV station, the woman said, "I've been laughed at and embarrassed by all the fuss. You can't know bow people choose to deal with their losses in life."
Very true. This was one of those cases where everybody did the right thing, but it still turned out weird.
The woman who called the cops, the cop who broke the window, and the woman trying to cope with her grief all did what we would expect and want people to do.
Still, it's an odd and sad story.
For the record, Keene Police said they would pay to repair the woman's car window.
If you do see a baby in a hot car, even if you don't know whether it's fake, call the cops anyway. Better safe than sorry.