I Have One Word – Duh!!!
I just recently heard about a woman in Alabama who was arrested for having a cardboard box on top of her van while driving along the highway. This was no ordinary cardboard box! It was tied to the roof with a clothes hanger and had her 13 year old daughter in it. Yeah!!! Real safe and smart. It’s times like these when I can’t even began to imagine how somebody with a brain could rationalize that this is okay? I mean, was the box so important that a mother would risk her teenage daughter’s life – using her daughter to hold the box down so they didn’t lose it? Are you friggin kidding me?
After being questioned, they said that they were participating in a fast for their church that was going to last for 3 days. They were going to be sleeping outside in boxes and they already had 2 boxes in the van and couldn’t fit a 3rd one inside. So the mother put the box, with the daughter in it, on the roof. My first thought was “Why didn’t she just break the boxes down and then tape them together at the event? DUH!!!”
Albertville Police Officer Jamie Smith said, “It’s one of those things when you’ve been doing this awhile.. you think you’ve seen everything. And then there’s something new and then you go – ‘haven’t seen that one!'”
Moral of the story: Do not put your child in a box on the roof of your car or you might be arrested and look like an idiot on national news or worse – YOUR CHILD COULD FALL OFF AND DIE!