Deputy Bill Dunn is credited with saving the life of a 3-year-old girl was found in a hot car on Sunday.
(Seminole County Sheriff’s Office)
A Florida deputy reunited with a 3-year-old girl that he rescued after its mother allegedly left her alone in a sweltering car for more than 12 hours.
The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office congratulated Bill Dunn in addition to a picture posted on her Twitter account Wednesday showed him and the girl.
“He drew her on, put her under the air conditioning in his cruiser, and raced her to the hospital,” the sheriff’s office said, describing the events that Sunday in Sanford. “We are so happy that she made a full recovery. Done well, Dunn!”
The father of the child, called the sheriff’s office, thank Dunn, who had asked to meet the girl, according to Fox 35 Orlando.
“It was good for me, it was good for me to be able to see her healthy and up and running and behaves as a three-year-old should act,” Dunn said.
Police told the station that the girl’s mother called 911 on Sunday, claiming that someone stole her car and her daughter. But when they arrived there, they found that the mother was actually the girl – who “sweaty and limp” — strapped in her seat after the post from the night before to buy the liquor.
The mother is now arrested and reportedly faces charges of child neglect with great bodily harm.