Firefighters talk Brighton toddler into escaping locked car

Firefighters talk toddler into escaping locked car

Firefighters talk toddler into escaping locked car

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Firefighters talked a two-year-old boy into passing a set of keys through a tiny opening in a car window after he got locked inside.

His worried mother was reunited with the unhurt toddler after firefighters showed him what to do with a set of their own keys.

The crew from Roedean station was called to a car in Marine Parade, Brighton, at 7.30pm on Friday evening.

In a panic his mother had managed to lock the two-year-old inside – with the only set of keys in the footwell.

Crew members demonstrated passing the keys through a slight opening in the window with a set of their own keys – and moments later he replicated their actions.

One of the firefighters said: “He was only two, it’s the first time I have seen a little kiddie actually manage to do that.

“He was a little shaken but we let him have a ride on the fire engine and he was soon ok.”

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10:49am Sat 19 Jul 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

How did mummy manage to lock her child in the car with the keys in a footwell?! Mummy needs to be a lot more careful.
How did mummy manage to lock her child in the car with the keys in a footwell?! Mummy needs to be a lot more careful. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 0

1:40pm Sat 19 Jul 14

NathanAdler says...

Good job it wasn't in Whitehawk, otherwise the kid would have joyridden the car.
Good job it wasn't in Whitehawk, otherwise the kid would have joyridden the car. NathanAdler
  • Score: 7

1:43pm Sat 19 Jul 14

JeevesMcMontague says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
How did mummy manage to lock her child in the car with the keys in a footwell?! Mummy needs to be a lot more careful.
This is what happens when you put a woman in charge of something such as a car.
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: How did mummy manage to lock her child in the car with the keys in a footwell?! Mummy needs to be a lot more careful.[/p][/quote]This is what happens when you put a woman in charge of something such as a car. JeevesMcMontague
  • Score: -6

1:59pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Youlikemyjugs says...

Hope the mother was arrested for neglect, as well as bring asked to pay for the monies involved in the Fire Brigade being required to attend.
Hope the mother was arrested for neglect, as well as bring asked to pay for the monies involved in the Fire Brigade being required to attend. Youlikemyjugs
  • Score: -13

2:51pm Sat 19 Jul 14

simps46 says...

surprised Fire Brigade didn't cut the roof off they seem to for everything else wether reqd or not
surprised Fire Brigade didn't cut the roof off they seem to for everything else wether reqd or not simps46
  • Score: -6

2:52pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Roundbill says...

I thought they were on strike...? Scabs.
I thought they were on strike...? Scabs. Roundbill
  • Score: -14

3:33pm Sat 19 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

So she managed to leave the keys and a toddler in the car?

What did the police say about the matter?
So she managed to leave the keys and a toddler in the car? What did the police say about the matter? stevo!!
  • Score: -3

11:37pm Sat 19 Jul 14

redwing says...

stevo!! wrote:
So she managed to leave the keys and a toddler in the car?

What did the police say about the matter?
"Try not to do that again."
Pity others don't heed it.
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: So she managed to leave the keys and a toddler in the car? What did the police say about the matter?[/p][/quote]"Try not to do that again." Pity others don't heed it. redwing
  • Score: 3

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