Jump to content



Woman accused of driving with child on roof

By Deeq on 07 Nov 2017 in Other News

A mom in Ozaukee, Wis., north of Milwaukee, has been charged with child endangerment after police say she had her 9-year-old son ride atop her minivan to hold down a plastic pool she was transporting.

According to court documents, Amber Schmunk, 28, was trying to get the pool home in Saukville, Wis., but it wouldn't fit in her vehicle. Police said she "decided to put the pool on top of the minivan, but had no way to strap it down, so she had her child climb on the roof and hold it down while she drove." She also reportedly told officers it was "only for a short time, maybe 20-30 seconds," and that she thought it was OK because her father had "let her do things like that when she was that age."

Here's a puzzler to this report. According to Milwaukee's WTMJ-TV, she also told police that she thought it was safe because she had used a strap to hold the boy down. So if she had a strap, it's hard to understand why she didn't use just the strap, rather than the boy-strap combination.

The report doesn't specify how fast she drove nor how far, other than saying it was within her neighborhood. Police were tipped off by a motorist who was behind her, who raises another puzzle, as the motorist reported watching Schmunk stop to put the child and the supposedly too-big-to-fit pool inside the van.

Schmunk is back in court Nov. 14. If found guilty, she faces a possible 10 years in prison and US$25,000 fine.

safety, minivan, roof

Viewed: 4,281 times

Related Blog Posts
Written by Deeq
With intense love for cars and bikes since little, and passion for photography, Siddiq tries hard to bring cars to life on the screen, proving his worth as well as his passion for the job.

  • 1
Watwheels Nov 07 2017 08:07 AM

I say she's high on drugs.

  • 1
Car Makes

Please select a car make

Facebook Likes
   Featured Blog Post
Rumors about Bugatti building a SUV has been circulating around for quite some time but its CEO m...
Yes, the Honda Civic Type R is already one of the most extreme-looking cars on sale today. And ye...
Lexus has introduced a TRD (Toyota Racing Development) bodykit for its sports coupe, the RC F. Th...
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the new Toyota Supra. Thanks to a leak from the folks from SupraMKV...
Bad news for hot hatch enthusiasts: There will be Mazda will not be building a go-faster MPS vari...
More than 40 MyCarForum (MCF) members gathered at the Renault showroom the past Saturday morning...
   Lifestyle Articles