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Dangers of hot cars: 'Unlock the vehicle so that whoever's inside can get out and be safe'

"We don't ask questions, we just go," said Gary McClellan, vice president of Ray's Towing. "It's something that we drive right to and unlock the vehicle so that whoever's inside can get out and be safe."

EUGENE, Ore. - You can legally break a car window to save a child or pet from a hot car in Oregon.

Ray's Towing in Eugene offers an alternative to breaking in on your own.

"We don't ask questions, we just go," said Gary McClellan, vice president of Ray's Towing. "It's something that we drive right to and unlock the vehicle so that whoever's inside can get out and be safe."

McClellan said they waived the normal $70 service fee if a child or animal is locked inside.

"We send whoever is closest, even if they have someone in tow," he said. "We tell them this is what we need to do."

Junction City Police Chief Robert Morris cautioned that if the child or animal is in distress, don't wait.

"When it's hot outside," he said, "time is not on your side."

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