Friday, October 9, 2009

how to keep a box from flying off the roof of your car. or not.

It seemed like a good idea to her at the time. That was the problem.

This week, a 37-year-old woman in Albertville, Alabama wanted to move a sizable box from one address to another. Unfortunately, the box was too large to put inside her minivan. So, she decided put it on the roof.

The woman was smart enough to realize that an over-sized box might fall off the roof while driving on the open road... but she had no ropes. That is when she came up with an epically idiotic idea: she had her 13-year-old daughter ride inside the box to hold it down.

Minutes later, the Albertville Police received a call about a minivan driving down a state highway with a box on the roof... with a child riding in the box. Police dispatched a cruiser. It was not difficult for the officers to determine which minivan ought to be stopped.

After the officer stopped the minivan, the mother still didn't see the problem. After all, she explained, she had secured the box to the roof by using a coat hanger.

The girl was not harmed but has been turned over to a relative. Mom is out on bond but has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child. [www_msnbc_msn_com]

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