Firefighters in San Jose, California, rescued a baby from a hot car after his mom reportedly left him while she ran an errand at a shopping mall on Monday. The dramatic moment was all caught on camera.
Cellphone video (below) shows firefighters pulling the baby boy, who was dripping with sweat and crying, from the scalding hot vehicle, the Daily Mail reports.
Firefighters stripped the 2-year-old down and rushed him to a waiting ambulance.
Passersby at the Fallas Shopping Center in San Jose saw the child left alone in the sweltering car on a 90-degree day and immediately contacted the authorities.
Authorities believe that the child was left alone in the car for between 5 and 10 minutes and say the mother, whose name has been withheld, could now face child neglect charges.
She apparently told San Jose Police Department detectives that she and a second child had just ran into the store for a minute.
“Obviously, whatever the mother explained to the officers there at the scene and to the detective, all that's going to play into what the DA decides to do with this case,” Officer Albert Morales told KTVU.
According to the television station, 26 children have died in hot, locked cars this year across the country.