ORLANDO, Fla. – A family is crediting police and firefighters for rescuing their 2-year-old son after he became locked inside their vehicle.
On Thursday afternoon, Ken Rubin said his family was shopping near the Mall at Millenia when his son Apollo accidentally locked the doors while inside.
“Went to shut the door. Apollo grabbed the key from (my wife’s) hand as she shut the door.
We heard the click when Apollo hit the lock on the fob,” Rubin said.
An Orlando police officer patrolling nearby heard the family’s call for help.
“I said ‘Hey, we locked our kid in the car. Can you give us a hand?’ He called the fire department, which had a long Slim Jim,” Rubin said.
The father recorded video on his cellphone while rescuers kept a close eye on the boy and tried to open the door without breaking the SUV’S rear window.