Doll mistaken for baby in hot car

KEENE, N.H. (WPVI) -- A New Hampshire police officer busted through a car window to rescue what he thought was a baby trapped in a hot car.

But, it was something else.

Someone called 911 last month to report an infant left in a car at a shopping plaza in Keene.

Lt. Jason Short says, he thought he was looking at a lifeless child and shattered the window with his baton.

He realized it was a doll, when he tried to breathe into the baby's mouth.

" It felt like a baby. It looked like a baby," he laughs, "and everything about it was baby. I would never assume that it's a doll. I would always assume that it's a child. I would never do anything different," said Lt. Short.

The owner says she began collecting the lifelike dolls years ago, as a way to cope with her son's death.
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