Some inmates in Florida broke into a car earlier this week — to save a child.
The good Samaritans on work duty in New Port Richey bailed out a father who had left his keys and his 1-year-old baby in his vehicle, according to ABC News.
Five prisoners teamed with deputies from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office after seeing the anxious dad and others around the locked vehicle.
“Surprised when somebody had a wire coat hanger, we were able to get the door open enough to get it in there, unlock the door,” Richard Stanger of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office told ABC 7.
Sheriff Chris Nocco told the station that the inmates “know they made bad mistakes, bad choices, but they want to do the right thing in life.”
Cell phone video posted on Facebook shows the inmates and the deputies working hard to get the door open. They are eventually rewarded for their persistence.
“There’s only a very small percentage of those criminals out there that want to fight us and want to attack us, but a lot of them, like these individuals, they know they made bad mistakes, bad choices but they want to do the right thing in life,” Nocco told ABC Action News.