LACEY, N.J. — A New Jersey state trooper has helped to rescue a young child from inside of a locked car.

State police say the 18-month-old girl’s legal guardian mistakenly locked the child in the car at a service area on the Garden State Parkway on Friday.

With the car’s keys locked inside, the woman sent her son inside of the rest stop to ask for help.

Trooper Joseph Falco arrived a few minutes later. He broke the window of the car, unlocked it and got the baby out.

The child was not hurt and did not need medical attention.

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