“Another 15 minutes in that car and she would have been dead.”
Eckel and another passerby Sara Mazzone, 30, took the baby to a nearby store where they stripped her from her soaking pink onesie and doused her with a bottle of water to cool her down.
“For me it just hits home. It’s about humanity. This shouldn’t happen in this day and age. There’s no reason for babies to die in cars, dogs to die in cars. There’s’ no reason for it.”
Karen Gruen, the 33-year-old mother returned from Kohl’s with two other children and panicked when she realised the window was broken and her baby wasn’t there.
Authorities arrested and charged Gruen for endangering the welfare of a child. The baby is ok and is now in the custody of her