A police officer in Keene, New Hampshire, broke a car window last month to retrieve what he thought was a baby locked inside, only to find it was a lifelike doll.
On July 23, Keene police Lt. Jason Short was dispatched to Walmart for a report of a baby in a locked car. It was very hot that day and as soon as Short saw what he thought was a baby’s feet poking out from under a blanket in a car seat, he smashed the window in.
Short pulled the blanket away and saw what he thought was a dead child. He lifted the baby out and breathed into its mouth, but its lungs did not inflate.
A nurse told Short it was a doll. Short saw that the mouth did not open and it had no ear canals.
So he concluded it was a doll and cancelled a call for an ambulance.
Short said the doll’s owner told him the doll was designed to be as realistic as possible, and that it looked and felt like a real baby.
Police have paid to fix the car window and the doll's owner, Carolynne Seiffert, has bought a bumper sticker saying that the doll isn't a real baby.