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Toddler Saves Elderly Man Locked Inside Hot Car
ABC News ^ | Jul 15, 2014 | Yazhou Sun

Posted on 07/15/2014 6:11:48 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A fast-acting 3-year-old came to an elderly man’s rescue in Tennessee after he spotted the man trapped inside a hot car as temperatures inside the vehicle reached over 120 degrees.

While waiting for his wife to come back from an event at the Vestal Baptist Church in Knoxville last Saturday, Bob King, 68, found himself trapped in his car after the doors automatically locked.

“We’ve been having trouble with the door on this car since we bought it,” King told ABC News.

After numerous cancer treatments and having suffered from two strokes in the past six months, Bob King was described as “in very bad shape” and “could barely see anything” by his wife, Jenny King.

He frantically grabbed the car door, but was too weak to push it open. King panicked.

Without a car key, he couldn’t turn the air conditioning on. It was 91 degrees outside that day -- and the temperature inside the car had reached over 120 degrees.

That’s when King spotted 3-year-old Keith Williams walking past the car. King knocked on the car window repeatedly and Keith stopped.

“I hollered at him and he just looked at me kind of funny and I said ‘Get help, get help,’” King said.

Coincidentally, Keith’s mother, Jessie Williams, had educated him about hot car safety just days before this happened.

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1 posted on 07/15/2014 6:11:48 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
68 is "elderly"?

damn. That is too close!

2 posted on 07/15/2014 6:14:01 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparisons)
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To: nickcarraway
“We’ve been having trouble with the door on this car since we bought it"

Then leave it cracked open. Somebody get these folks a systems analyst.

3 posted on 07/15/2014 6:15:01 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Michael.SF.

Well, 68 and in poor health.


4 posted on 07/15/2014 6:18:52 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Please $upport Free Republic.)
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To: nickcarraway

Break the stinking window!!

For goodness sake, the guy was 68 and that is not too old to know how to act.


5 posted on 07/15/2014 6:23:08 PM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: 1rudeboy

Systems Analysts are on the way!! And they work cheap too!

6 posted on 07/15/2014 6:24:04 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: OldMissileer

he sounds like he was too fragile. One needs a fair amount of English in the hit to break a window.


7 posted on 07/15/2014 6:25:01 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: OldMissileer

The article said he was too weak to open the door. How would he break the window?


8 posted on 07/15/2014 6:25:23 PM PDT by Politicalkiddo (The more helpless the victim, the more hideous the assault.)
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To: Chickensoup

Every auto should carry a spring-loaded window punch.

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9 posted on 07/15/2014 6:29:37 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Politicalkiddo

I always carry a stick of dynamite in the car in case the windows n locks jam


10 posted on 07/15/2014 6:30:09 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits n firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: nickcarraway

I’m unaware of any car that you cannot unlock from the inside - unless you’re in the back of a police cruiser or have bizarrely decided to have child locks put on every door of your car.


11 posted on 07/15/2014 6:31:10 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: nickcarraway; JoeProBono; dfwgator

12 posted on 07/15/2014 6:35:19 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Michael.SF.

Well, when the Baby Boomers were the offical media useful idiots, 60 was the new 30. Now that the Boomers don’t vote so liberal anymore, they’ve shifted to the Millenials as the new socialist voter block, so you are now elderly you see, according to the Holy Ones in the priestly robes.


13 posted on 07/15/2014 6:36:57 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: nickcarraway

Three year old children are wandering around on the sidewalk alone?


14 posted on 07/15/2014 6:39:40 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: nickcarraway

Tennessee 3-year-olds are awesome. Davy Crockett killed himself a bear when he was only 3. This kid saved a man’s life when he was 3.


15 posted on 07/15/2014 6:49:02 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: nickcarraway

I’ll bet the car is a GM product.


16 posted on 07/15/2014 6:49:06 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (-e)
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To: Michael.SF.

Lol. Exactly what I was thinking! Dang.


17 posted on 07/15/2014 6:49:23 PM PDT by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do nything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: Mears

Or a gun... Shoot the dang window out. /s


18 posted on 07/15/2014 6:52:24 PM PDT by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: Michael.SF.

“68 is ‘elderly?”

Maybe to Yazhou Sun, Editorial Intern at ABC News, 68 is elderly.

https://twitter.com/yazhous

In the words of a great thinker, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

:)


19 posted on 07/15/2014 6:54:27 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: Michael.SF.

“68 is “elderly”?” Got my attention too. I’m a couple months from there. There is different elderly for sure.
Couple weeks ago I pulled 20 4” round wooden fence posts & 4 4x6 square posts stuck 3’ in the ground, out of the ground, by hand. Not saying I wasn’t sore.

(the 4x6x8’ were pretty scary, had me huffin & puffin good)


20 posted on 07/15/2014 6:59:52 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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Everybody, the old guy was trapped in the car. The little kid spotted him and got help.


21 posted on 07/15/2014 7:03:49 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: Verginius Rufus; onedoug

LOL


22 posted on 07/15/2014 7:04:57 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: nickcarraway

i hate all the politically correct bs on automobile operations. voice says “door is a jar” — no its still a door. doors lock automatically after a certain speed or stay locked if the transmission is in go not parked. this over engineering is dangerous.


23 posted on 07/15/2014 7:11:40 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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To: Michael.SF.

LOL. “68 is elderly?” were the exact words that came to mind as soon as I saw the man’s age.

That is not elderly. Not even close.


24 posted on 07/15/2014 7:21:06 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Well......Bye.)
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To: nickcarraway

If he’s that fragile, he probably needs to rely on someone other than his wife, who seems to have more important priorities in her life.


25 posted on 07/15/2014 7:25:54 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Politicalkiddo; Chickensoup

I am taking this as he was weak because he was overcome by the heat. Break the window before the heatstroke sets in. Also, keep a pocket knife with a glass breaker in your pocket. The knives I carry all have one and you can get some cheap Chinese made ones at local gun shows and many local businesses. I have even been able to scratch glass with items on my key chain and then just kick the window (I have tried it and it works). It will shatter.


26 posted on 07/15/2014 7:26:21 PM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: Fiji Hill

“I’ll bet the car is a GM product.”

Nope never seen a problem like that on GM car.

Honda on the other hand. A little rain and the circuit board in the door gets wet. And then anything can happen.


27 posted on 07/15/2014 8:35:00 PM PDT by Revel
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To: nickcarraway

Miracle!


28 posted on 07/15/2014 8:49:50 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Ditter

I’m glad it’s not just me thinking this! How was a three year old walking around alone? Thank God he saved the man, but what the heck are his parents thinking? Couldn’t some man in a car just as easily of scooped him up and drove away?


29 posted on 07/15/2014 9:07:41 PM PDT by Elyse (I refuse to feed the crocodile.)
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To: Fiji Hill; Revel
I’ll bet the car is a GM product.

Yes. Since the government owned them they were required to put ACA-mandated death panel locks. They were counting on this to work. This toddler just caused out country to go intop bankruptcy!

30 posted on 07/15/2014 9:28:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXW3HeSTXaY


31 posted on 07/15/2014 9:36:57 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Michael.SF.

I hear you.......


32 posted on 07/15/2014 9:44:14 PM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: Cold Heart
Couple weeks ago I pulled 20 4” round wooden fence posts & 4 4x6 square posts stuck 3’ in the ground, out of the ground, by hand.

I couldn't match you on the posts, no doubt, but ride dirt bikes and mountain bikes and can run up many flights of stairs.

My mother just entered an assisted care at 97, but I've noticed many residents there who are only around 70 and seem older and more frail than her. I feel badly for many of them. Life can be too short sometimes.

33 posted on 07/15/2014 9:52:40 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: windcliff; Verginius Rufus

“He prefers, David.”


34 posted on 07/16/2014 6:00:04 AM PDT by onedoug
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