A New Hampshire police officer saw something horrible. A baby was trapped inside a hot car that had its doors locked. The infant looked to be in serious pain, so the officer did what any hero would do. He smashed the car’s window and rushed to rescue the baby from the confines of the hot car – only to realize that the baby was not a real human being but instead a lifelike doll that looked far too real.
Keene police Lt. Jason Short received a call about a baby trapped in a hot car located in a New Hampshire Walmart parking lot. The heat on the late July 2022 day was extreme, so the officer rushed to save the baby before it perished from being trapped inside the hot car. The incident occurred on July 23.
Officer Short saw the baby under a blanket in the car. He knew that the temperatures in the car were rising fast and were very dangerous for such a small baby. So, he broke the window and reached inside to open the door, so he could save the infant from death by hot car.
When Short grabbed the baby, he thought he was too late. Since he thought the baby was dead, he began administering CPR on the infant. He tried to give the little baby rescue breaths, but the infant’s lungs did not inflate. This led him to realize that he had not saved a human baby but a lifelike doll that looked just like a little human child.
Lt. Short immediately canceled the call for the ambulance. He was shocked that the baby was not real but a lifelike doll that looked just like a little kid.
After the busted rescue, Lt. Short set out to locate the owner of the lifelike doll. The doll’s owner was Carolynne Seiffert, who was getting her hair cut at a salon near the Walmart location. She was in the Super Cuts during the incident. When Lt. Short spoke to Seiffert, she explained that the doll was meant to look as lifelike as possible.
Short could not believe it. The doll had been so lifelike. It even felt like a little baby when he picked it up after breaking the car window and pulling the infant out from under the blanket. As a matter of fact, Seiffert had only just purchased the doll the week prior to the incident. She made the purchase from a doll nursery and spent $2,300 to get her hands on the doll, whose name was Ainslie.
The doll was a reborn doll and was handcrafted from silicone, so it looks as lifelike as possible. Because she loves these lifelike dolls so much, Seiffert has a collection of them at her New Hampshire home.
Now, Seiffert has come up with a way to stop people from breaking into her car to “rescue” her lifelike dolls. She created a sticker that says, “Reborn dolls. Not real babies. Do not break windows!”
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