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A woman in Oklahoma climbed through the sunroof of a vehicle parked outside a Walmart this week to rescue two 2-year-olds left inside, according to reports.
The vehicle was reportedly parked in direct sunlight during a 98-degree day.
Elizabeta Babb, 33, was arrested after she exited an Oklahoma City Walmart after shopping for over a half hour while her two toddlers were strapped in their car seats.
The 2-year-old girls were reportedly “unresponsive and buckled in their car seats” when they were found.
A shopper leaves a Walmart store in Bradford, Pa., July 20, 2020.
(REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo)
“A retired police officer working security for Walmart stated the vehicle was hot to the touch, and she burned her hand as she attempted to make entry,” Oklahoma police said, according to local reporting.
An unidentified woman crawled through the open sunroof to rescue the girls as others in the parking lot attempted to open the car doors.
A shopping cart outside a Walmart store in Torrance, Calif. May 15, 2022.
(Bing Guan/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
The children were reportedly in shock and crying after being taken from the vehicle and placed in a security vehicle with air conditioning.
According to local reports, Walmart officials called for the driver of the vehicle to come outside, but Babb did not exit the store until she checked out.
Babb apparently told authorities she had been in the store for “five minutes.”
But, according to surveillance footage, she was in the store 35 minutes.
Fox News could not immediately reach the Oklahoma City Police Department for comment.
This article was written by Fox News staff.