"It was a crazy situation man."
Gabriel Del Valle says he stepped out of his nearby shop after hearing the sound of children crying out in desperation.
"The kids were in there crying. I mean you would understand. It's real hot."
Gabe shot this video with his phone. He says one guy got used a hammer to smash open the windows.
"Even then they could barely open the doors because there was a child lock on."
After several minutes, the kids were freed. The children's mom apparently said she had left them there only temporarily so that she could get a hair cut.
But Gabe believes nothing justifies treating children like this.
"Even a dog can die. Imagine a person."
Now no one here called police.
The mom came out, pleaded with everyone, said she just made a terrible mistake.
Fortunately it appears as though her children were unharmed.
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