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Cops: Mom Caught Driving With Kids in Rooftop Pool

Jennifer Janus Yeager's arrest makes a splash in Illinois
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2019 11:49 AM CDT
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Jennifer A. Janus Yeager   (Dixon Police Department)
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(Newser) – She might've used rope. Instead, an Illinois mother thought it was a good idea to secure an inflatable pool on the roof of her SUV by having her two daughters sit inside of it, according to Dixon police. Jennifer Janus Yeager was arrested Tuesday on two counts of endangering the health or life of a child, two counts of reckless conduct, and failure to secure a passenger under the age of 8 and under the age of 16, after a resident spotted the Audi SUV and called police, reports WQAD. The 49-year-old reportedly told officers she'd driven to a friend's house to have the pool inflated before using her children to keep the empty inflatable in place for the drive home, per WREX. She has since been released on bond. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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