“People saw the little boy desperately clawing at the vehicle window trying to get out, but much to their surprise, the boy’s mother was just standing by the side doing nothing”. Apparently, when her three-year-old son became trapped in the auto after it locked itself, she didn’t want the fire fighters to smash the window, as she feared the eventual fix costs.

“How can you hit the vehicle window?”

Despite the mother’s desire to wait, firefighters eventually took matters into their own hands when the boy started to faint and they smashed the glass to rescue him.

A witness said that passers-by and even firefighters urged her to let them break the window and save the boy, but she insisted on waiting for a locksmith to arrive and unlock the door.

The incident has triggered outrage on social media with many taking to Twitter to condemn the disgusting act of the Chinese woman.

“It’s very risky to leave children inside cars, especially in such heat”, one of the firefighters at the scene said, according to Yahoo News. “The temperature inside the auto can soar in very short time and threaten the child’s life”, Zhejiang Online quoted a firefighter as saying. In the United States, in most states this type of behavior is illegal (leaving children in auto while temperatures rise.) There really is nothing to say about a mother who chooses her auto over her child. Days ago, a three-year-old girl in Shandong died after her nursery school principal left her in a boiling hot vehicle for nine hours.