Inmates help deputies in Florida rescue infant locked in car

A group of inmates in New Port Richey, Florida, helped rescue a 1-year-old baby accidentally locked in a car. Shadow Lantry, the mother of the girl, documented the entire rescue on a now-viral cellphone video.

Deputies received a report of an infant who was accidentally locked inside a sport utility vehicle at the West Pasco Judicial Center on Thursday, according to Pasco County Sheriff's Office spokesman Kevin Doll.

When deputies arrived, they learned that the father of the baby, who appeared comfortable in her car seat, had accidentally locked his keys in the car. The infant's parents told authorities they could not afford a locksmith, Doll told NBC News.

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Babies take part in a Baby Race to mark international Children Day in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 1, 2017. Ten-month-old Mykolas Pociunas crawled to victory to be crowned Lithuania's fastest toddler, lured across the finish line by a box of Lego plastic bricks. Parents and grandparents waved colourful toys, mobile, phones, balloons, TV remote controls, plastic bottles and even bagels to get their tots across the finish line. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Parents shout encouragement to their babies taking part in a Baby Race to mark international Children Day in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 1, 2017. Ten-month-old Mykolas Pociunas crawled to victory to be crowned Lithuania's fastest toddler, lured across the finish line by a box of Lego plastic bricks. Parents and grandparents waved colourful toys, mobile, phones, balloons, TV remote controls, plastic bottles and even bagels to get their tots across the finish line. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Parents shout encouragement to their babies taking part in a Baby Race to mark international Children Day in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 1, 2017. Ten-month-old Mykolas Pociunas crawled to victory to be crowned Lithuania's fastest toddler, lured across the finish line by a box of Lego plastic bricks. Parents and grandparents waved colourful toys, mobile, phones, balloons, TV remote controls, plastic bottles and even bagels to get their tots across the finish line. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Babies take part in a Baby Race to mark international Children Day in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 1, 2017. Ten-month-old Mykolas Pociunas crawled to victory to be crowned Lithuania's fastest toddler, lured across the finish line by a box of Lego plastic bricks. Parents and grandparents waved colourful toys, mobile, phones, balloons, TV remote controls, plastic bottles and even bagels to get their tots across the finish line. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Babies take part in a Baby Race to mark international Children Day in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 1, 2017. Ten-month-old Mykolas Pociunas crawled to victory to be crowned Lithuania's fastest toddler, lured across the finish line by a box of Lego plastic bricks. Parents and grandparents waved colourful toys, mobile, phones, balloons, TV remote controls, plastic bottles and even bagels to get their tots across the finish line. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Babies take part in a Baby Race to mark international Children Day in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 1, 2017. Ten-month-old Mykolas Pociunas crawled to victory to be crowned Lithuania's fastest toddler, lured across the finish line by a box of Lego plastic bricks. Parents and grandparents waved colourful toys, mobile, phones, balloons, TV remote controls, plastic bottles and even bagels to get their tots across the finish line. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Babies take part in a Baby Race to mark international Children Day in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 1, 2017. Ten-month-old Mykolas Pociunas crawled to victory to be crowned Lithuania's fastest toddler, lured across the finish line by a box of Lego plastic bricks. Parents and grandparents waved colourful toys, mobile, phones, balloons, TV remote controls, plastic bottles and even bagels to get their tots across the finish line. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Babies take part in a Baby Race to mark international Children Day in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 1, 2017. Ten-month-old Mykolas Pociunas crawled to victory to be crowned Lithuania's fastest toddler, lured across the finish line by a box of Lego plastic bricks. Parents and grandparents waved colourful toys, mobile, phones, balloons, TV remote controls, plastic bottles and even bagels to get their tots across the finish line. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Babies take part in a Baby Race to mark international Children Day in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 1, 2017. Ten-month-old Mykolas Pociunas crawled to victory to be crowned Lithuania's fastest toddler, lured across the finish line by a box of Lego plastic bricks. Parents and grandparents waved colourful toys, mobile, phones, balloons, TV remote controls, plastic bottles and even bagels to get their tots across the finish line. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Babies take part in a Baby Race to mark international Children Day in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 1, 2017. Ten-month-old Mykolas Pociunas crawled to victory to be crowned Lithuania's fastest toddler, lured across the finish line by a box of Lego plastic bricks. Parents and grandparents waved colourful toys, mobile, phones, balloons, TV remote controls, plastic bottles and even bagels to get their tots across the finish line. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Parents shout encouragement to their babies taking part in a Baby Race to mark international Children Day in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 1, 2017. Ten-month-old Mykolas Pociunas crawled to victory to be crowned Lithuania's fastest toddler, lured across the finish line by a box of Lego plastic bricks. Parents and grandparents waved colourful toys, mobile, phones, balloons, TV remote controls, plastic bottles and even bagels to get their tots across the finish line. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Parents shout encouragement to their babies taking part in a Baby Race to mark international Children Day in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 1, 2017. Ten-month-old Mykolas Pociunas crawled to victory to be crowned Lithuania's fastest toddler, lured across the finish line by a box of Lego plastic bricks. Parents and grandparents waved colourful toys, mobile, phones, balloons, TV remote controls, plastic bottles and even bagels to get their tots across the finish line. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
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After several minutes passed, the father told deputies he was going to break the driver's side window.But a Pasco Sheriff's Office Inmate supervisor and trustee crew of low-risk offenders were repairing medians in the parking lot outside the judicial center a few feet away and offered to help.

In the cellphone video, deputies can be heard telling the dad to "pop his head in the window," so the infant would not be scared by "strange faces."

The infant's father and some of the trustees pried the front door open just enough for another trustee to use a coat hanger to push the electronic door lock open, the video shows. It took about two minutes to unlock the car. Once they did, the group cheered."

Thank God," the girl's mother said once the car was unlocked.

The parents checked on their daughter and thanked everyone for their help.

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