You're never to young to become a hero in someone's life. A 12-year-old boy from Tulsa, Oklahoma proved this to be true!
Many people are calling him a hero after he broke into a car to save a toddler's life who was locked inside.
This all happened Monday afternoon (8/12/19) at a shopping center. It was the hottest day of the summer so far. A woman and her son spotted the 2-year-old boy crying and locked in the backseat while they were walking into the store.
The 12-year-old son's mom, Nikki Fields, said her son used a ratchet strap that they had from her car and also part of a clothes rack they got from inside of a store to break the locked cars windshield.
The boy had to stomp on the windshield to get it to break enough for him to crawl inside. He then proceeded to do so, unlocked the car, and got the toddler out safely.
Police reported that the toddler's face was red and he was in some distress, but otherwise ok. The paramedics checked him out at the scene and the toddler did not have to go to the hospital.
The police was able to find the toddler's mother in the store and she said she believed there was another adult in the car when she left it. The officers questioned her response asking if that were true, why would she lock the door and turn the car off.
As of now, police still aren't sure of what exactly happened. Under the "Forget Me Not" law, they gave her a $250 ticket. Since the toddler was ok and it was her first offense, they did not arrest her for child neglect.
The child is still with his mother, but a Department of Human Services investigation will be taking place.
Watch the video below!