Oklahoma boy, 12, rescues 2-year-old locked in hot car, reports say

A 12-year-old boy in Oklahoma is being hailed a hero for rescuing a 2-year-old boy locked in a hot car on a hot summer day.

Ben Theriot, the Good Samaritan, came to the rescue with a ratchet strap from his mother’s car.

“I started hitting the side window, didn’t bust, bent it pretty badly,” he said.

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“I swung over my shoulder, hit it right in the center. And then I hit it a couple more times and then I climbed on the windshield,” Theriot added. “I stomped on it and then it cracked pretty badly again. Then, the lady went and grabbed that hanger thing and then I put the hook into the windshield and pulled it out. And then I unlocked it.”

Tulsa police told FOX 23 Tuesday’s heat index was 116 degrees.

Investigators found the mother shopping and issued her a $250 ticket.

Police have been looking into the mom’s story; she said it was an accident, claiming she thought another adult was watching the child.

Police then asked why the car was not running and also locked.

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Tulsa police said the mother got the ticket under the “Forget Me Not” law.

She wasn’t arrested because the child was not seriously hurt, and therefore it was not a strong enough case for child neglect.

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