After smashing the car window of a child doll to save it, a police officer was left with red eyes.
Cleveland Police said it would pay £264 to repair Amy McQuillen’s Nissan Qashqai after they tried to save her daughter Darci’s toy.
After the ten year-old got tired of being carried around in shops, the 36-year old from Thornaby (Tesside) had taken the figurine out of the car.
They placed the doll in a booster in the back seat of the car, and then left it for about 15 minutes.
However, they were able to return to see two officers standing next to the broken window and a large group.
According to the mother, police claimed they were investigating a case of child neglect and broke into the vehicle.
Cleveland Police said it would pay £264 to repair Amy McQuillen’s Nissan Qashqai after they tried to save her daughter Darci’s toy
After the ten-year old had had enough of carrying the doll around in shops, the 36-yearold woman from Thornaby (Tesside) had taken the figurine out of the car.
According to her, she told Sun that they then claimed that a baby was left behind in their car. I responded by saying: “It’s adorable!” “I couldn’t believe that!”
She said, “I am sure that the dolls are realistic but I never imagined anything like it would happen.”
The toy, which Darci named Elliot, cost £60 and was a Christmas gift to the youngster.
They placed the “reborn” doll in a booster car in the back and left it there for about 15 minutes
They returned and found two officers near the window that had been smashed, along with large numbers of people.
Ms McQuillen, a healthcare assistant, said police told her someone reported the car because they thought they saw the doll moving.
“It was humiliating to me before lots of people. I left the house with an open window, and an upset daughter.”
The officers apologized and made sure she was fine before they left.
Police claimed that the mother was completing a child neglect report when she broke into her car.
Cleveland Police said it would pay the £264 to repair the car window (pictured, the smashed up car)
Cleveland Police said it would pay the £264 to repair the car window.
The spokesperson said that although it wasn’t what was expected, it was still reported in good faith.
“Officers will always prefer to prove a crime never occurred rather than lose an opportunity for child protection.”