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MERRIAM, Kan. – Police have responded to incidents of three different children being left in hot cars over the past two days. On Saturday, police were called to a parking lot near Famous Footwear where a group of people saved a toddler locked from a hot car.

“As I was hitting the window tears were falling down my face because I couldn’t break this window,” said Sarah Oropeza, an employee at she shoe store who helped save the baby. “It was driving me insane and when it broke it was just the greatest relief.”

Kristy Scales, a bystander, shot video of the whole thing.

“They got the baby out and all you could see was her ponytail and sweat coming from the end and it was sad because she was fully clothed and had on boots,” Scales told FOX 4.

On Sunday, police said they responded to two children left inside a car at the Ikea parking garage. Police said the parents were inside the store shopping while the eight and nine year old waited in the car.

According to police, all of the children are okay. The Johnson County District Attorney is reviewing the two cases to determine if charges will be filed against any of the adults involved.