Police smash car window to "rescue" reborn baby doll

We've written about ultrarealistic reborn baby dolls before.

The Courier Mail in Australia reports that police saw one of these reborns in a locked car and, thinking it was a real kid, broke the window to save it:

reborn-brat.jpg Frantic police smashed a window to rescue a seemingly unconscious baby from a locked vehicle in Queensland last week only to find it was an extremely lifelike doll.

The embarrassing mistake, made in regional Gympie, is not an isolated incident and passionate creator of the "reborn" baby dolls Vynette Cernik knows just how easily they can be mistaken for the real thing.

Ms Cernik said last week's case of mistaken identity mirrored a similar incident in the US when the window of a new Hummer was broken by police trying to rescue a "baby" that turned out to be a doll belonging to the owner's wife.

Frantic rescue effort saves doll, not baby (news.com.au) (via Arbroath)

Previously on Boing Boing:
Sculptor makes dolls of babies that died
Documentary about women who collect fake babies
Orlando-area people raise monkey as surrogate kids — "monkids"