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Toddler saved elderly man trapped in hot car

Posted July 16th, 2014 @ 9:44am by Kate Seamons, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – The "hot car" and the "saving" part are the same, but the roles have been reversed: an elderly Tennessee man who found himself trapped in his hot car in a church parking lot on Saturday was rescued—by a 3-year-old.

As Bob King explains to WVLT, "we've had a little problem with the switch on this car," and while waiting for his wife to finish up at an event at Knoxville's Vestal Baptist Church, the 68-year-old found himself stuck after his car doors automatically locked.

ABC News reports he didn't have a key, leaving him unable to turn on the AC or open the windows; it was 91 degrees outside, and King is in poor health.

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