Children in hot car

Emergency responders stand in the Walmart parking lot after breaking a window of a car Monday to rescue two small children.

MARICOPA — With temperatures well over 100 degrees, emergency responders broke the window of a vehicle parked outside the Maricopa Walmart Monday afternoon to rescue two small children who were accidentally locked in.

Around 12:30 p.m., the Maricopa Police Department was called to Walmart, 41650 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway, after the parents had mistakenly locked the toddlers inside of the car. Police broke a window to retrieve the children. Maricopa Fire Department EMTs checked the children and determined they were not injured.

The temperature around that time in Maricopa was 105 degrees.

“At this time we are still investigating what took place,” Maricopa Police Department spokesman Ricky Alvarado said. “The keys were in the vehicle and the car was off.”

Alvarado said the parents made the call to the police. He said the children were an infant and a 2-year-old.

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