Grocery store helps save two girls from burning car in OKC

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A grocery shopper ran to save two little girls inside a burning car in Oklahoma City. The mother was arrested in the Walmart parking lot. The Good Samaritan spoke to KOCO 5. Charlene Cooksey said the girls were sweating and unconscious in the backseat. They were about to break a window when a woman crawled through the sunroof. Cooksey and her husband were at Walmart on Interstate 240 on Sunday when they saw a security guard looking out of a car window. That’s when she saw the 2-year-olds in the backseat. “I went into mom mode,” Cooksey said. do because in their minds they wanted to wait for the firefighters and I was like, ‘Damn the firefighters. Those babies have to get out,’ Cooksey said. Fortunately, another woman crawled through the sunroof and opened the doors. She grabbed the girls and chilled them in the safety car. “People at Walmart were trying to get us water, but the girls didn’t have any. They were scared and they were calling mom,” Cooksey said. minutes later, the mother came out. “I wanted to see the girl who walked out. I wanted to see who would risk their kids just to get into Walmart. I understand that it’s hard being a mom and you don’t have anyone to watch over your child, but don’t don’t let them in the car,” Cooksey said. It was an extraordinary effort to save the girls. KOCO 5 reached out to Walmart to find out what protocols security guards are trained to follow in a situation like this. They don’t did not respond to our questions, saying only, “We are grateful the children were rescued from the car and are doing well. We would also like to thank the customers and associates who worked quickly to get the children safe.” As for the mother, she has not yet been charged.

A grocery shopper ran to save two little girls inside a burning car in Oklahoma City.

The mother was arrested in the Walmart parking lot. The Good Samaritan spoke with KOCO 5.

Charlene Cooksey said the girls were sweating and unconscious in the backseat. They were about to break a window when a woman slipped through the sunroof.

“If it wasn’t for her, we’d still be trying to open the car doors. She’s the real hero because she jumped in,” Cooksey said.

Cooksey and her husband were at Walmart on Interstate 240 on Sunday when they saw a security guard looking out of a car window. That’s when she saw the 2-year-olds in the backseat.

“I went into mom mode,” Cooksey said.

Seizing a crowbar, they wanted to break the window, but security hesitated.

“The security guards didn’t know what to do because in their minds they wanted to wait for the firefighters and I was like, ‘To hell with the firefighters. These babies have to come out,'” Cooksey said.

Fortunately, another woman crawled through the sunroof and opened the doors. She grabbed the girls and chilled them in the safety car.

“People at Walmart were trying to get us water, but the girls didn’t have any. They were scared and they were calling mom,” Cooksey said.

About 40 minutes later, the mom came out.

“I wanted to see the girl who walked out. I wanted to see who would risk their kids just to get into Walmart. I understand it’s hard being a mom and you don’t have anyone to watch your child, but don’t go not in the car,” Cooksey said.

It was an extraordinary effort to save the girls.

KOCO 5 reached out to Walmart to find out what protocols security guards are trained to follow in a situation like this. They did not answer our questions, saying only, “We are grateful that the children were rescued from the car and are doing well. We also want to thank the customers and associates who worked quickly to get the children to safety. »

As for the mother, she has not been charged at this time.

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