Don't Tie Children to Car Roofs to Hold Down Plastic Pools
Wisconsin mom charged with felony
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 1, 2017 4:34 PM CDT
Amber Schmunk   (Mugshot)

(Newser) – A Wisconsin woman is facing charges after her 9-year-old son was tied to the roof of their minivan to help hold down a plastic pool, the AP reports. Prosecutors allege 28-year-old Amber Schmunk had her son hold down the molded pool they'd just purchased because it wouldn't fit inside the van. WISN-TV reports a witness called police after seeing the incident on Sept. 9 in Saukville, about 20 miles north of Milwaukee. Police documents state Schmunk told an officer she thought it was OK because her father allowed her to do similar things when she was young. Schmunk is charged with recklessly endangering safety, which is a felony. She's due in Ozaukee County Circuit Court on Nov. 11.

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