Police smash car window to rescue doll they thought was a real baby
Janaih Rattray, 10, was at the hospital with her older sister Delesia when she left her toy doll named Ryan on the seat of Delesia's parked car.
Two officers were called to the parking lot of Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley, West Midlands after a concerned passer-by thought a baby had been left alone in the vehicle. Thinking the doll was a real baby, the officers confirmed with nurses that they should take action.
After smashing their way into the car, they discovered that the baby was in fact a little girl's doll wrapped in a blanket. The Rattray family was stunned when they returned to their car and found the back window broken with a note to call the police. Delesia, 20, said:
Chief Inspector Phil Dolby agrees that because the officers thought the doll was a real baby, they were right to break into the car. He said:
West Midlands Police will pay for the window to be fixed.
Watch this video to see another instance during which a car break-in occurred to save a baby:
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