Alone in the dark: Crying baby rescued by firefighters after she was forgotten, left locked inside day

This is the dramatic moment that a one-year-old baby was rescued after she was left alone in a daycare center after it closed.

Journee Jones, was trapped in the ‘All Things are Possible for Kids’ day care center in Chicago by herself on Monday night.

Her distraught father, Cornelius Jones said he showed up to the daycare to pick up his daughter 15 minutes before closing and there was no one there.

‘I was terrified and I was also hurt because I knew she was in there in the dark and I couldn’t get to her,’ Jones told Fox 32.

He called 9-1-1 and the fire department had to force open the door to get the crying baby to safety in a harrowing rescue ordeal that was caught on cell phone video.

Jones told Fox 32: ‘I was wondering where is she, where is she. I hear her, but I couldn’t see her.

‘And one of the police officers flashed a light to the left and flashed it back to the right and that’s when I saw her crawling towards us screaming and my heart just dropped.’

In the cell phone video an officer calls out to Journee. She is crying loudly but no one can see her until one of the officials shines a light on her crawling on the floor.

Her relieved father, who was with the crew as they broke into the day care told the TV station: ‘I was wondering where is she, where is she. I hear her, but I couldn’t see her.

‘And one of the police officers flashed a light to the left and flashed it back to the right and that’s when I saw her crawling towards us screaming and my heart just dropped.’

After he was able to hold his baby in his arms Jones reflected on the day care.

He added: ‘If anything it should be shut down, I mean nobody leaves kids behind, toddlers. I don’t care how old they are that’s’ dangerous.’

The Department of Children and Family Services has launched an investigation into the incident at the day care – which appears to have had no formal complaints lodged against it.

Jones, said staff told him that ‘they were still in the back of the day care at the time he arrived.’

The Director of the day care has also apologized to Journee’s mother, Quanesha Borum.

Borum told Fox 32: ‘She [the director] told me that they thought Journee was a doll, but she’s not that little to be a doll, so it’s some excuses.’

Source: The DailyMail

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