Officer locks himself in hot car to prove a point


THIBODAUX, La. (CNN/THIBODAUX POLICE DEPARTMENT) — “I can barely breathe, and sweat is everywhere.”

That’s what a Louisiana police officer had to say while he was locked inside a car for 10 minutes.

He was demonstrating how quickly the heat can turn deadly for children and pets. Take a look at Officer David Melancon’s public service announcement. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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