Mother warns dangers of automatic locks

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - A Michigan woman is warning other parents of the dangers of automatic car locks.

Katie Corbin says that when she got out of her car to fill up her gas that she heard a "click" after she closed the door.

That click was the sound of her door automatically locking her one-year-old son Joey in the car.

Corbin thought because she left the keys in her car that the car would stay unlocked.

But that didn't work.

Her car was parked in the shade but temperatures were in the 90's.

Luckily a bystander called 9-1-1 and police arrived within ten minutes of saving the little boy.

Katie Corbin said, "He was just pouring sweat and I got him out and he stopped crying immediately just laid his head on my chest. I just squeezed him and held him."

Corbin says she called the car dealership and was told key fob signals can be cut off if they are inside a purse.

They advised her to disable the passive lock settings on the car to prevent this from happening again.