Woman Arrested After Children Spotted In Paddling Pool On Roof Of Moving Car
Many parents encourage their kids to be brave, climb trees, get muddy and all that jazz - helps 'build character', doesn't it? Well, apparently.
You have to draw a line somewhere though - and maybe that line can be found somewhere around telling them to get into a blown-up paddling pool on the roof of your moving car.
That's what Jennifer A. Janus Yeager is accused of doing after a worried motorist rang the police when they spotted an Audi Q5 driving with a blue pool balanced on the roof and two girls inside (the pool, not the car).
Officers claim that the 49-year-old mum had driven into town to inflate the pool at a friends' house - and asked the kids to climb in to hold it down on the way home.
Nothing else could have possibly worked, no?
Yeager was arrested on suspicion of two counts of endangering the health or life of a child and two counts of reckless conduct.
She was also accused of failure to secure a passenger of the age of eight and under the age of 16.
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It is claimed that the mum was spotted driving in Dixon, Illinois, USA, on 9 July at round 3pm.
Having your children sit in an inflatable pool on top of your car while driving will get you arrested.
Endangering the Health or Life of a Child Arrest Press Release: pic.twitter.com/PsenoYUwbY
- Dixon Police (@DixonPolice) July 10, 2019
A spokesperson for Dixon Police Department said: "Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle on River Lane, just south of IL Route 2 where they made contact with the driver, Yeager.
"During the course of the investigation it was learned that Yeager drove into town to inflate the pool at a friends' house and had her two juvenile daughters ride inside of the empty pool to hold it down on their drive home."
Yeager was taken to Dixon Police Department where she was processed and released after posting bond, officers said.
The department added: "All charges are merely an allegation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty."
It goes without saying - don't give this a go. Not even as a last resort.
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