Wisconsin Rapids Police Department did a live demonstration Tuesday highlighting the dangers of leaving children and pets in car during the hot summer months.
Police Lieutenant Brian Krzykowski sat inside a police car with the windows closed for 30 minutes. By the end, the temperature inside the car had reached 104 degrees.
Krzykowski says after experiencing it for himself he sees just how scary being stuck inside of a hot car must be for kids.
"For children it's a feeling of desperation because there is nobody that would be helping them. Children climb into vehicles, they get locked into vehicles and for them not to be able to get out... nobody to notice them, I imagine it would be quite frightening," he said.
Nationwide, 17 children have died in hot vehicles so far this year.
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