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      09-27-2021, 05:05 PM   #11463
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Once they pulled the window out, you could hear her crying so we knew she was still alive. Almost everyone started going about their business and walking away. The only people that remained on scene were the Saks employee who witnessed it all and the police officers who arrived right as she was freed from the BMW. I would have at least like to shake that man's hand and give him a hug.

I've since purchased life hammers that I keep in my cars. You can get them on Amazon for $15. I also keep one on my keychain in the event I see a child or animal trapped in a car. You just never know.

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I just ordered some off EBay. Iíve always wanted to get some. Your experience pushed me to do it. Thanks!
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      09-27-2021, 05:21 PM   #11464
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Good memory. Car locked on a hot day with my daughter who was 7 months old at the time. Diaper bag had my key fob and cell phone inside. Car was completely unresponsive. Strangers in the parking lot tried shattering all the windows. Finally, someone used a life hammer to break and remove the driver side window to save her. That was in 2015. I constantly think of that man whose name I don't even know. He saved her life. I know what would have happened if he didn't come running through the parking lot with that life hammer and I thank God for that man every week. I wonder if he ever thinks of us.
How long was she in there for? Horrible situation for a parent (and for baby, though happily she won't remember it)
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      09-27-2021, 05:37 PM   #11465
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How long was she in there for? Horrible situation for a parent (and for baby, though happily she won't remember it)
If I had to guess, fifteen-twenty minutes? Worst day of my life. Had just come from our barn from putting down one of our horses hours earlier and then this happened on the same day.
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      09-27-2021, 05:38 PM   #11466
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I just ordered some off EBay. Iíve always wanted to get some. Your experience pushed me to do it. Thanks!
They make great stocking stuffers for friends and family members, too.
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      09-27-2021, 07:41 PM   #11467
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They make great stocking stuffers for friends and family members, too.
...as do automotive fire extinguishers!

Speaking of which, I have an address decal stuck on the fire extinguishers in all of my vehicles. The one time that I had to discharge my extinguisher on someone else's roadside car-be-cue, I handed the empty extinguisher to that car's driver. About a week later, I received a thank-you note by UPS...attached to a replacement fire extinguisher!!!!!
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      09-27-2021, 07:55 PM   #11468
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Unrelated but if your car ever catches on fire, let it go. Don’t rush to put it out to try to save it. You def don’t want a car repaired after fire damage. It changes the metallurgy of the structure and the smell never goes away. Not saying don’t try to put it out, just don’t save it….let it be a total
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      09-28-2021, 12:21 AM   #11469
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I've since purchased life hammers that I keep in my cars. You can get them on Amazon for $15. I also keep one on my keychain in the event I see a child or animal trapped in a car. You just never know.
I've never understood why some people feel the need to bring their dog everywhere with them. I get it, sometimes you're stopping at the grocery store on the way back from the vet, but if it were me I'd plan my time better so I don't have to leave my dog in the car.

I have an old friend who used to bring her dog with her anytime she left the house unless she was going to work.
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      09-28-2021, 01:27 AM   #11470
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I've since purchased life hammers that I keep in my cars. You can get them on Amazon for $15. I also keep one on my keychain in the event I see a child or animal trapped in a car. You just never know.
I've never understood why some people feel the need to bring their dog everywhere with them. I get it, sometimes you're stopping at the grocery store on the way back from the vet, but if it were me I'd plan my time better so I don't have to leave my dog in the car.

I have an old friend who used to bring her dog with her anytime she left the house unless she was going to work.
Apparently it's become such a common thing that Tesla's have a Pet Mode or something of the sort. I think the dash even reads out stating such.

Yep, googled it real quick.
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      09-28-2021, 06:44 AM   #11471
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I've never understood why some people feel the need to bring their dog everywhere with them. I get it, sometimes you're stopping at the grocery store on the way back from the vet, but if it were me I'd plan my time better so I don't have to leave my dog in the car.
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      09-28-2021, 07:15 AM   #11472
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If I had to guess, fifteen-twenty minutes? Worst day of my life. Had just come from our barn from putting down one of our horses hours earlier and then this happened on the same day.
I bet that felt like an eternity!
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      09-28-2021, 06:14 PM   #11473
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I bet that felt like an eternity!
You would be correct. What made it worse was I have 5% tint on all my cars, on all windows. So I couldn't see her or hear her. BMW has very very tough glass.
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      09-28-2021, 06:32 PM   #11474
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You would be correct. What made it worse was I have 5% tint on all my cars, on all windows. So I couldn't see her or hear her. BMW has very very tough glass.
Pretty scary. How did she get locked in the car?
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      09-28-2021, 06:48 PM   #11475
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Pretty scary. How did she get locked in the car?
I had a routine where I would open the passenger door, put her in back seat in her carseat, place my diaper bag on the front passenger seat, close the door, walk around, open the driver side door, get in and drive off. My BMW had the feature that the car would not lock if the key was inside and the car was turned off.

That day, after putting Ferrasol down, (I had her with me because when you get the phone call your horse is dying and needs an emergency vet, you just gotta rush to the barn, infant in tow. No time to find a babysitter) I decided to stop by Saks on the way home and pick up a pair of shoes I had ordered.

I was walking out of Saks and put her in the car, put the Saks bag on the floor board and placed my diaper bag on the passenger seat, like I've done so many times for the past 7 months. Car was turned off. When I closed the passenger side door the car beeped and locked. My heart instantly sank. I started pulling on the door handles, and no unlock response from the car. I ran to the driver side, pulled on the door handles, nothing. I had JUST lost my horse hours earlier, still had the euthanasia receipt in the car from the vet. I thought I was going to lose my daughter that day, too.

BMW made it right. They had no explanation other than a glitch. A glitch that could have been fatal. They paid for all the windows to be replaced.

Still to this day, I do not trust that feature on any of my cars. I carry the key fob in my hand or have my purse on my shoulder when putting my daughter in the car. That feature is not worth the risk of glitch.
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      09-29-2021, 12:54 AM   #11476
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I had a routine where I would open the passenger door, put her in back seat in her carseat, place my diaper bag on the front passenger seat, close the door, walk around, open the driver side door, get in and drive off. My BMW had the feature that the car would not lock if the key was inside and the car was turned off.

That day, after putting Ferrasol down, (I had her with me because when you get the phone call your horse is dying and needs an emergency vet, you just gotta rush to the barn, infant in tow. No time to find a babysitter) I decided to stop by Saks on the way home and pick up a pair of shoes I had ordered.

I was walking out of Saks and put her in the car, put the Saks bag on the floor board and placed my diaper bag on the passenger seat, like I've done so many times for the past 7 months. Car was turned off. When I closed the passenger side door the car beeped and locked. My heart instantly sank. I started pulling on the door handles, and no unlock response from the car. I ran to the driver side, pulled on the door handles, nothing. I had JUST lost my horse hours earlier, still had the euthanasia receipt in the car from the vet. I thought I was going to lose my daughter that day, too.

BMW made it right. They had no explanation other than a glitch. A glitch that could have been fatal. They paid for all the windows to be replaced.

Still to this day, I do not trust that feature on any of my cars. I carry the key fob in my hand or have my purse on my shoulder when putting my daughter in the car. That feature is not worth the risk of glitch.
I think this is one of the biggest downfalls to keyless start and comfort access vehicles. People get so used to just tossing them in a purse or jacket pocket or the likes and never having to actually use them. Mine are always on my person. I've caught myself tossing them into the center console bbq sauce cubby a couple times and immediately put them back into my pocket.

But, I don't wear those damn skinny jeans like everyone wears these days, so I can actually put things in my pockets lol
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      09-29-2021, 08:47 AM   #11477
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I think this is one of the biggest downfalls to keyless start and comfort access vehicles. People get so used to just tossing them in a purse or jacket pocket or the likes and never having to actually use them. Mine are always on my person. I've caught myself tossing them into the center console bbq sauce cubby a couple times and immediately put them back into my pocket.

But, I don't wear those damn skinny jeans like everyone wears these days, so I can actually put things in my pockets lol
Nothing negative intended in this comment, but this very much seems to be a guy/girl or purse/no purse thing.

Guys generally do not have a purse or some similar item that they put things like keys, wallets, etc. in, while women generally do.
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welp, I don't know if anyone remembers the 2016 dating threads...but ya boy is getting engaged next week. Picking up the ring on tuesday and doing it on thursday
Here's to hoping she/he says yes!
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I think this is one of the biggest downfalls to keyless start and comfort access vehicles. People get so used to just tossing them in a purse or jacket pocket or the likes and never having to actually use them. Mine are always on my person. I've caught myself tossing them into the center console bbq sauce cubby a couple times and immediately put them back into my pocket.

But, I don't wear those damn skinny jeans like everyone wears these days, so I can actually put things in my pockets lol
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Nothing negative intended in this comment, but this very much seems to be a guy/girl or purse/no purse thing.

Guys generally do not have a purse or some similar item that they put things like keys, wallets, etc. in, while women generally do.
Won't ever leave the key in the car again. I was mentioning to Rudi that if his sensors failed to go off, he may have some luck getting the manufacturer to pay for the damages.
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Here's to hoping she/he says yes!
I have a good feeling she will haha
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I have a good feeling she will haha
Woo-hoo!! Fingers crossed for you
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