Virginia police thought they were rescuing a child locked inside a hot car — but in reality they were liberating a tousle-haired wig.
The hair-raising drama unfolded as a concerned parent called the Suffolk Police Department to report a child lying in the back seat of a locked car in an elementary school parking lot. Temperatures at the time were in the mid 80s.
Responding officers broke the driver’s window, only to find a wig sitting atop a blanket.
The car’s owner, faced with broken glass and the cost of replacing her window, was not pleased.
Jasmine Turner was running an errand for work when police phoned her about reports a child was locked inside her car last week.
“I don’t have a baby, so I’m like ‘Where’d the child come from? Who put the child in my car?’’’ she told WAVY-TV.
She told officers she could make it back to her car in five minutes, she said. But they apparently felt they couldn’t wait, and broke into her car.
Turner said that when she got to her vehicle, the officers had already left.
In a statement provided to InsideEdition.com, the police department said the City’s Risk Management office would work with Turner to repair her window.