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Toddler rescues elderly man locked in hot car

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Bob King stands with 3-year-old Keith Williams, the boy he said rescued him when he was locked in his vehicle. (Source: WVLT/CBS) Bob King stands with 3-year-old Keith Williams, the boy he said rescued him when he was locked in his vehicle. (Source: WVLT/CBS)

KNOXVILLE, TN (WVLT/CBS) - Bob King was trapped inside his car Saturday afternoon with the heat rising quickly when 3-year-old Keith Williams happened to walk by.

"We've had a little problem with the switch on this car about opening up," King said. "I hollered at him, and he just looked at me kind of funny, and I said, 'Yeah, I'm locked in here.'"

King has battled cancer, suffered from strokes and wears a pacemaker. He said he had been locked inside for about 5 minutes when he started to get nervous.

"That was the only thing that was bothering me was being hot," he said. "I knew that sooner or later I'd have somebody to come out so they could unlock it for me."

Luckily for him, Keith knew exactly what to do. He went to his pastor, Jack Greene, and led him outside to King.

"He kept pulling at my hand, and I eventually turned around and looked at him and said, 'What's going on?'" Greene said. "And he said, 'Locked, locked!"

The little boy knew something wasn't right.

"He was hot," Keith said. "He was locked in the car."

Jessie Williams, Keith's mom, said she was proud and impressed her son knew what to do.

It may have been his superhero shirt and his Ninja Turtle shoes that gave him special powers that day, but whatever it was, King was thankful little Keith was there.

"I don't know how long it had been," King said. "I'd say it would probably be another 20 minutes sitting in there if he hadn't notified somebody."

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