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Jul 15, 2014 7:31 AM

Children Left in Hot Car - Shoppers Smash Windows

KATY - Some brave shoppers jump into action, smashing windows to open a car, after spotting children inside.

It happened Monday in Katy, Texas, as temperatures hovered above 90 degrees.

They thought they had no time to spare. Shoppers in a strip center parking lot taking matters into their own hands, after noticing two small children in a hot jeep.

"It was a crazy situation man," said Gabriel Del Valle, witness.

Gabriel Del Valle says he stepped out of his nearby shop after hearing the sound of children crying out in desperation.

"The kids were in there crying. I mean you would understand. It's real hot," said Del Valle.

He says one guy got used a hammer to smash open the windows.

After several minutes, the kids were freed. The children's mom apparently said she had left them there only temporarily so that she could get a hair cut.

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