Priorities, priorities, eh? The picture above shows emergency services trying to save a young toddler against the wishes of his mum! A woman has incurred the wrath of people all over the internet after she refused to allow firefighters to break her car window to save her trapped son because the vehicle was too expensive.
After her three-year-old son became stranded in the back of her BMW, the unnamed mother from Yiwu city in east China’s Zhejiang Province stunned onlookers when she told firefighters not to break the car window to rescue the boy.
Reports said the BMW had locked itself, with the mother unable to open the car door. The trapped boy was heard crying inside the hot vehicle and clawing at the window. Instead of allowing rescuers to break the glass, the mother said she wanted to wait for a locksmith instead, so as not to damage her expensive car.
Firefighters finally took the initiative several minutes later when the boy began to faint inside the oxygen-deprived car. They smashed in the window and rescued the boy. One of the firefighters was quoted as saying: “It’s very dangerous to leave children inside cars, especially in such heat. It can threaten a child’s life in a short time.”
People took to various social media platforms to criticise the mother, with one person saying: “It looks like the car is her real son.”
Another added: “The mother shouldn’t have left her kid in the car in the first place. Even if the car did accidentally lock itself. What happens if someone breaks the window and abducts the kid?”
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