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Brickbat: When Seconds Count

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Lacey Guyton says her two-month-old daughter was "drenched in sweat" when she finally got her out of the car she'd accidentally locked her in during a recent hot summer day. Guyton's mother was able to smash out the back window. That was good, because a Waterford, Michigan, 911 dispatcher refused multiple requests to send a police officer or fire truck to help, offering instead to connect Guyton with a tow truck. Police Chief Scott Waterford says the dispatcher made a mistake and will face disciplinary action.

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