I am begging mothers and fathers to see the picture above and engrave it into their heads ......
She is lucky that she is not sitting shiva today ...
A retired sergeant used a sledgehammer to rescue a baby that had been locked inside a hot car outside a New Jersey shopping center this week.
Officials say that 53-year-old Steve Eckel of Jackson and 30-year-old Sarah Mazzone on Tuesday saw the four-month-old girl crying and sweating alone inside the vehicle in Howell, which was locked with its windows closed.
Temperatures were in the upper 80s that day and Eckel said the interior of the car was way hotter.
'Well over 120 degrees, just think of what could have happened,' Eckel told CBS
Eckel broke the front passenger window using a sledgehammer he had in his trunk, and Mazzone carried the infant into an air-conditioned store.
The child's mother approached the vehicle in a panic and police determined the baby was left in the vehicle for about 40 minutes.
Police charged a 33-year-old lady of Lakewood with child endangerment.
'I do believe in guardian angels, and I think I'm the one for this child,' Eckel told CBS.
'She was sweating, crying, eyes rolling back.'
It's not known if the lady has a lawyer, but Eckel, as a former officer, has some advice for her.
'She should plead guilty and get probation and realize you just can't do this,' Eckel said.
Police say the baby appeared fine after she cooled down.