I got paid to break into a car.
Nice lady has an infant and a toddler, along with a buggy full of groceries from walmart. She puts the infant into his carseat and puts the groceries in the car. For whatever reason, lays her purse and car keys on the driver's seat. The inevitable happened and her infant was locked in. Thankfully it wasn't blistering hot outside.
We used the break-in kit (officially called a lock-out kit) to start working on the door. If you've never seen one of these things, it has a small plastic wedge, an inflatable bladder, and a long rod that is also bendable.
To make a boring story shorter, We used the wedge to pry the top part of the door away from the frame enough so I could shove the bladder in along the back edge of the door and inflate it. We then stuck the rod in through the gap and hooked the lock, unlocking the door.
The baby was still sleeping, a little hot, but fine. No damage to the car, not even a scratch.
Mom did make the comment about buying one of the kits and keeping it in her trunk. I managed to bite my tongue, but I wanted to ask her how she planned to get it out of the trunk if her keys were locked in the car. It's a great thought, but not quite planned well enough.
This is why my keys stay on a carabiner attached to my belt loop. I've never once locked them in the car since I started doing that.
4 days ago