‘The sweat was dripping off them’: Two young children and a dog are locked in a car on a scorching 35C day – before a man tells concerned bystanders to ‘mind their own f***ing business’
- Disturbing footage has emerged of two kids and a dog locked in a car in Perth
- Occurred on a day temperatures had already soared into the mid 30s by 9am
- Concerned bystanders talked the young girl into unlocking the car
- Driver told witnesses he had only left them in the car for several minutes
- Witnesses have reported the shocking incident to Western Australia Police
Shocking footage has emerged of two young children and a dog locked in a car on a sweltering hot day.
Concerned bystanders rushed to the aid of the distressed passengers at Cockburn Shopping Centre in Perth’s south on Saturday morning, where temperatures had already soared into the mid 30s by 9am.
The city is currently in the middle of a heatwave, where temperatures reached up to scorching 39 degrees later on Saturday.
‘There’s kids in there. Two kids in the f***ing car,’ a woman can be heard yelling in the footage obtained by Nine News.
Bystanders found a young girl and her little brother in the backseat and a dog in the front
Witnesses claimed the window was just two inches open.
‘Standing there I was sweating and we were all really hot and those kids just looked so distressed,’ the woman, who filmed the incident told Nine News.
‘You could see the sweat dripping off them, it was disgusting.’
Witnesses considered smashing the window open before the young girl was talked into opening the door.
A man turned up to the car shortly afterwards carrying washing, telling witnesses he’d only been gone a few minutes.
But the woman claimed she was with the children and dog for at least ten minutes.
‘The guy came out and he was swearing his head off at us telling us to mind our own f***ing business,’ she said.
‘He doesn’t deserve to be a parent if you ask me.’
A woman (pictured) who rushed to the distressed passengers’ aid says she has since reported the incident to police
Witnesses also claimed the car was parked in a disabled bay.
The woman told Nine News she has contacted police about the incident.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Western Australia Police for comment.
Emergency services rescue more than 2,000 unattended children in cars each year.
The temperature inside a parked car can be more than 30 degrees hotter than outside the car, according to the NRMA.
The children and dog were locked in the car with the window just two inches open
Up to 75 per cent of the temperature increase occurs within five minutes of the car being closed.
‘A child left in a parked car under those conditions for even a few minutes can very quickly become distressed, dehydrated and can die from organ failure,’ the NRMA website states.
Earlier this month, a man was charged over the death of a German Shepherd, which was allegedly locked in a car in Coffs Harbour on the New South Wales north coast.
Police allege the owner of the one-year-old dog left him locked in the ute for hours without any water while he attended a nearby licensed premises.
The Queensland man, 45 was charged with committing an act of aggravated animal cruelty and will appear in Coffs Harbour Local Court in February.
The incident happened at Cockburn Shopping Centre (pictured) in Perth’s south on Saturday
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