The Suquamish Police Department in western Washington got right to the point in its Facebook post concerning the upcoming heat wave in Washington state.
FAIR WARNING: IF YOU LEAVE A CHILD OR A PET UNATTENDED IN A CAR ANYWHERE IN SUQUAMISH OR INDIANOLA DURING THIS HEAT SPELL, WE WILL IMMEDIATELY SMASH YOUR WINDOWS OUT TO SAVE THEIR LIFE, AND CHARGE YOU WITH ENDANGERING THE LIFE OF AN INNOCENT. YOUR CAR CAN REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN LESS THAN 10 MINUTES IN THIS TYPE OF HEAT. THERE ARE ZERO LEGITIMATE REASONS TO LEAVE A CHILD OR PET IN A CAR ALONE DURING A RECORD HEAT WAVE.
If the all caps message didn't grab your attention, the Police Department reinforced its message with the rest of its post:
We will not dilly-dally waiting for you to return, nor will we waste time trying to open the doors using our unlock equipment. If the child is sweating or the dog is panting, we're breaking your window instantly, rescuing the innocent, and charging you with the maximum offenses allowed by law. We will not let a child or pet die in front of us.
Read the full post here:
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