Inmates rescue 1-year-old locked in car

The Florida inmates, who were on work-release, used a wire coat hanger to free the girl, according to police.
2:06 | 02/18/19

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We're going to turn now to a very different kind of automotive emergency. A 1-year-old locked in a car and a group of inmates coming to the rescue, putting what police called their unique skill set to good use. T.J. Holmes is here with the story. Reporter: Every parent can relate. You lock your baby in the car. You need a group of inmates to help you out. We've all been this. Why call a lock Smith when you can get guys from lockup? This is not a crime but a rescue being committed. This video shows inmates in their striped prison uniforms, breaking into a car. But sheriff's deputies are standing nearby telling them go right ahead. The front door. The front door. Reporter: They're not stealing a car. They're rescuing a baby. Is she okay in there? Reporter: A 1-year-old girl zebtly locked inside. You okay, baby? Ter: After the parents called the authorities for help, the group of work release inmates who were nearby offered their skill set. We're trying to rehabilitate them to get back in society. Reporter: The child's mother posted this video over the weekend. Dad locked the keys inside with E girl. The inmates pride open the door just enough to slide a coat hanger inside and hit the unlock button. Yes,hank god. Whoo! Reporter: Police were grateful for the inmates' skills, which they say can only be used under supervision. Only when the deputies are around. Reporter: There were a few tears at the end. Honey was that stressful. Reporter: But the 1-year-old was just fine. All right. Just like I always there's never a criminal around when you need one. They got this thing worked out two minute ps boom. ? Really? And they were on their way. Took them that long? That's why they're in jail. Yes. Slow criminals. Whoo. Criminals are easy targets this morning. T.J. Appreciate that. Let'so ginger with

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