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Posted: 5/3/2015 9:12:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/3/2015 9:13:07 AM EDT by Medicfrost]
http://www.katu.com/news/local/TEAM-WORK-SAVES-Vancouver-baby-in-HOT-CAR-302291071.html

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Sean Berk doesn't even live in Vancouver, but he was in town a couple of days ago on a job when he spotted a frantic mom in the parking lot of the Ross Dress For Less near Vancovuer Mall.

She had locked her keys in the trunk of her car, and Berk could see the baby sweating inside.

He called 9-1-1 and was told a tow truck would be on the way to unlock the car, but could take 15 minutes to get there.

Berk thought that was too long to wait.

He went into Ross to see if he could borrow something to slip through the small opening in the car's sun roof.

Berk says the manager at Ross said "No."


"I was just flabbergasted," said Berk in a phone interview with KATU.

"I couldn't believe the manager refused to let me borrow something they weren't even using. Really shocked," said Berk.

But Berk didn't give up.

He noticed a Play It Again Sports store across the street, so he went there to buy a hockey stick.

But the manager of the store had a better idea, a metal rod for hanging merchandise, exactly what the staff at Ross had, but wouldn't let Berk use.

Bryan Young didn't hesitate for a minute to let Berk borrow it.

"Not when there's kids involved," said Young.

Berk used a retail hook to pop the window lock and help get the baby out.


"What would I have been out if he had broken it or wandered off with it, a five dollar piece of metal. And he ended up bringing it back and shopping in the store before he went home. It was just people helping people who needed help," said Young.

The tow truck driver unlocked the trunk to get the car keys, and mom and baby headed home.

A Ross spokesperson told KATU the company didn't have a comment at this time on the manager's decision.

Link Posted: 5/3/2015 9:35:59 AM EDT
Not that I ever shop in that store(live in vancouver), but I'll make sure to never go there now. The manager of Ross should feel ashamed.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 9:40:46 AM EDT
Ross just ate a bag of donkey dicks.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 9:41:52 AM EDT
Good on Berk & Play it Again, piss on that Ross guy...
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 10:11:40 AM EDT
Ross seems to have a problem with hiring its managers. My wife went into one and got CHEWED OUT because she wore a cross on a chain around her neck!
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 10:12:00 AM EDT
Why not just break the window? If 15 minutes is too long to wait, then it's too long to go asking around for a hook.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 10:16:57 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By BigeasySnow:
Why not just break the window? If 15 minutes is too long to wait, then it's too long to go asking around for a hook.
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Exactly what I was thinking.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 10:18:31 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By BigeasySnow:
Why not just break the window? If 15 minutes is too long to wait, then it's too long to go asking around for a hook.
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temps there have been from the upper 40's to about 70 depending on the time of day. maybe it wasnt too warm at the time?
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 10:20:53 AM EDT
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temps there have been from the upper 40's to about 70 depending on the time of day. maybe it wasnt too warm at the time?
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Originally Posted By BigeasySnow:
Why not just break the window? If 15 minutes is too long to wait, then it's too long to go asking around for a hook.


temps there have been from the upper 40's to about 70 depending on the time of day. maybe it wasnt too warm at the time?


Then wait the 15 minutes to have the door opened, or don't freak when you have to go two stores to get your hook.

Either it's urgent or it's not.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 10:25:04 AM EDT
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temps there have been from the upper 40's to about 70 depending on the time of day. maybe it wasnt too warm at the time?
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Originally Posted By BigeasySnow:
Why not just break the window? If 15 minutes is too long to wait, then it's too long to go asking around for a hook.


temps there have been from the upper 40's to about 70 depending on the time of day. maybe it wasnt too warm at the time?

Yeah, I was thinking it couldn't possibly be warm enough in Washington this time of year to actually panic about a kid being locked in a car.

Some people sure make a big to-do about nothing. This certainly wasn't an emergency.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 1:46:05 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Cypher214:

Yeah, I was thinking it couldn't possibly be warm enough in Washington this time of year to actually panic about a kid being locked in a car.


Some people sure make a big to-do about nothing. This certainly wasn't an emergency.
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Originally Posted By mcantu:
Originally Posted By BigeasySnow:
Why not just break the window? If 15 minutes is too long to wait, then it's too long to go asking around for a hook.


temps there have been from the upper 40's to about 70 depending on the time of day. maybe it wasnt too warm at the time?

Yeah, I was thinking it couldn't possibly be warm enough in Washington this time of year to actually panic about a kid being locked in a car.


Some people sure make a big to-do about nothing. This certainly wasn't an emergency.

It's been clear sky and warm the last couple of days (I'm in the area). Vancouver hit a high of 73 that day, with no clouds in the sky. If the car is in direct sunlight it can get very hot inside on a day like that.

http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/enforce/ChildrenAndCars/pages/Unattend-HotCars.htm
“Cars parked in direct sunlight can reach internal temperatures up to 131° F - 172° F (55° C – 78° C) when outside temperatures are 80° F – 100° F (27° C – 38° C).”27 Even outside temperatures in the 60s can cause a car temperature to rise well above 110° F. When the outside temperature is 83° F, even with the window rolled down 2 inches, the temperature inside the car can reach 109° F in only 15 minutes."

Even if the time and eventual temperature aren't an issue, think about the mother there. She's in a panic, her baby is locked in a car and it's her fault. You ever watch a mom who can't help her crying baby? I'd break the damn window just to calm her down.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 1:57:45 PM EDT
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