Concerned citizens in Keene, NH, called police to report a baby locked in a car. When Police Lt. Jason Short arrived at the Wal-Mart parking lot, he saw the baby’s feet sticking out from under a blanket in the hot car. The baby wasn’t moving and Lt. Short made the quick decision to smash the window to save the poor child.
Short pulled the lifeless body out of the car and then made a shocking discovery.
It wasn’t a baby after all. It was, in fact, a very lifelike doll.
Carolynne Seiffert, the owner of the doll, was getting her hair cut in Super Cuts during the incident. When Lt. Short found her, she told him that the doll was designed to look as much as a real baby as possible.
Short later said that the doll even felt like a real baby when he picked it up!
Seiffert had purchased the doll, named Ainslie from a doll nursery for $2,300 the week before. The doll, called a “reborn” doll, is handcrafted from silicone to look as lifelike as possible. Seiffert has a large collection of reborn dolls.
Seifert has placed a sticker on her car warning passers-by “Reborn Dolls. Not Real Babies. Do Not Break Windows!”
Opposing Views reports:
A New Hampshire police officer broke into a car to rescue a baby locked inside, only to discover it was a lifelike doll.
Keene police Lt. Jason Short was called to a Wal-Mart for a report of a baby locked inside of a car in the parking lot on July 23, reports WMUR.
Because it was a hot day, Short decided immediately upon seeing feet sticking out from under a blanket that he needed to break the window to rescue the baby.