Parents Charged After Driving With Girl in Dog Cage
10-year-old apparently wanted to keep pooch company in pickup truck
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2013 1:18 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A reminder to parents that it's sometimes wise to exercise veto power over the kids' ideas: A couple has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after motorists on the Pennsylvania Turnpike saw them tooling along in a pickup truck with a young girl in the back—inside a dog cage, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune. In fact, the 10-year-old was sharing quarters with a small dog. When police finally caught up with the truck in Millvale, driver Thomas Fishinger explained that the girl asked to ride with the pooch. He and the girl's mother were charged.

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May 29, 2013 8:13 AM CDT
Parents are wrong. Neither dog, nor child should be riding in bed of a pick up.
May 28, 2013 9:55 PM CDT
Back in the day, some 30 or 40 odd years ago, there were no seat belts in the cars and we as children could ride in the back of a pick-up without our parents going to jail. Ahhh the good ole days!
May 28, 2013 9:32 PM CDT
This gives me the fleas just thinking about it. Excuse me while I scratch behind my ear with my foot....:-)