Baby Allegedly Locked Alone in Chicago Day Care

Cornelius Jones says he found his 1-year-old daughter, Journee, crawling on the floor in the "pitch black" day care.
1:24 | 10/22/15

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couple you in Chicago. Their baby was left behind at a day care, forgotten on the floor alone in the dark. Emergency crews had to force their way in as the terrified father watched. ABC's Reena ninan has more. I was terrified and I couldn't get to her. Reporter: This dramatic cell phone video capturing the moment an army of firefighters desperately try to break down the door of a Chicago day care to reach a little girl locked inside. Oh, my. It was pitch black and like the police had the flashlight down and only thing I could see was my baby crawling on the floor. Reporter: 1-year-old's journee's panicked father flagging down police who called the fire department while watching and recording with his cell phone. Moments later rescuers reach the child alone crying on the floor. So many things was crossing my mind when I hit the door and heard the screaming. I didn't know what was going on. Reporter: This morning journee who had only been going there for a week is home safe with her parents who say they'll be keeping her at home from now on. They thought journee was a doll but she's not that little. Reporter: Day care workers claimed to be inside when they arrived the day care did not respond to a request for comment. The department of children and family shfss now investigating the incident. For "Good morning America," Reena ninan, ABC news, New York.

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