Hotel workers rescue baby locked in hotel safe in Niagara Falls

ByMike Waterhouse via WABC logo
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

NIAGARA FALLS, NY -- Police are searching for the parents of a baby who was somehow locked in a safe at a hotel in Niagara Falls. The family is believed to be from Brooklyn.

Niagara Falls police said the family stayed in the Howard Johnson hotel on Victoria Avenue Tuesday. Hotel maintenance staff were alerted that a baby was locked in a safe in the family's hotel room, and came to help.

The worker was able to open the safe and remove the baby.

Police said the parents immediately left the hotel - before the officers were notified. Police are now trying to locate the family to check on the welfare of the child.

The police department said it's not known how the baby got into the safe in the first place.

Here's what police know:

- Hotel room registered to someone in Brooklyn, New Yok

- License plate registered to room is from New Jersey: B31EUB

- Car is a 2015 Gray Ford passenger van

Anyone with information about the family or vehicle is asked to contact the Niagara Regional Police Service Communications Unit 905-688-4111 (ext. 4320).