You love your car more than you love me... How many of us have joked about playing second-fiddle to our lover's car or motorcycle?
One mom in Yiwu, China shockingly put her love of her BMW above that of her own flesh and blood. Firefighters arrived at the scene to find the woman's three year-old son trapped inside after the car locked accidentally.
The boy was stuck inside the hot car and struggling to breathe with the windows up. As oxygen levels dropped, the toddler cried. Still, when the firefighters prepared to break the glass to free the child, his mom called them off because - get this - she didn't want them to cause damage to her vehicle. She told them she'd wait for a locksmith to arrive instead.
“It’s very dangerous to leave children inside cars, especially in such heat," one of the firefighters informed her. “It can threaten a child’s life in a very short time.” Well, duh.
Mercifully the firefighters ignored her and smashed the glass to rescue the boy, who was faint. Not surprisingly, the mom was blasted on social media for her actions.
“It looks like the car is her real son,” wrote one user.
But I can only hope the police arrived on scene, too, to charge the woman with endangerment. Or at the least: lock her inside her beloved Beemer for a while and watch her sweat.
Who would stand back and watch their child suffering and flatly refuse to see them saved? I have no words.