Work-release inmates to the rescue after baby accidentally locked inside SUV

Image from Shadow Lantry  Facebook

Image from Shadow Lantry Facebook

Five inmates on work duty in New Port Richey stepped in to help a desperate dad who had accidentally locked his keys inside his auto while his one-year-old daughter was in the backseat.

According to the girl's mother, it was her husband who absent-mindedly left the keys inside their Chevy Tahoe as their 1-year-old daughter, Dallas, quietly sat buckled in the backseat.

"He puts her in the auto seat and straps her in".

A unsafe situation in Pasco County, Florida, led to deputies working side-by-side with inmates to save a baby.

"[We were] surprised when somebody had a wire coat hanger, [and] we were able to get the door open enough to get it in there, unlock the door", Richard Stanger, from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, told Tampa ABC affiliate WFTS.

Those low-risk, work release inmates just happened to be repairing roadway medians right outside the Judicial Center when they came over to help.

Shadow recorded the moment the inmates freed daughter Dallas.

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"They're all human too and this video proves it".

'No, only when a deputy is around and we give permission can you break into that auto, ' Nocco joked.

It took about two minutes for them to pop the lock - and trigger the vehicle alarm - in order to get the baby out of the truck.

"There's only a very small percentage of those criminals out there that want to fight us and want to attack us, but a lot of them, like these individuals, they know they made bad mistakes, bad choices but they want to do the right thing in life", Nocco said.

The baby girl, called Dallas.

The number of children who died in hot cars in the U.S. last year matched the single-year high of 29, which was last recorded in 2010.

Fortunately for the Lantry family, Dallas won't be joining the statistic for 2019 any time soon, with her parents confirming the tot is doing fine since the accident.

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