“she and her grandmother had an uneasy feeling about putting her brother in the trunk”

Our local news station reports:

An Edina woman is facing child endangerment charges after she was accused of having her nephew ride in the trunk of her Lexus to protect her leather seats because he was wet.

…Susan Marie McCarty picked up her nephew at [an amusement park] on a hot August afternoon. Witnesses …

McCarty told police her nephew had gone on a water ride and she didn’t want him to drip water on the car’s leather seats, …

The boy’s sister told police that the boy had been warned … She added that her brother had seemed excited about it…

The boy, who lives in Wayzata, told police he didn’t want to question his aunt — and he willingly stayed in the trunk until he was dropped off. When he got hot, his family members aimed the air conditioning vents at the compartment venting into the trunk.

Well, that was nice of them.

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4 Responses to “she and her grandmother had an uneasy feeling about putting her brother in the trunk”

  1. NewEnglandBob says:

    The aunt should be sentenced to 2 weeks in the trunk.

  2. Warren says:

    Well hey, it was a Lexus, after all.

  3. sailor says:

    In my misspent youth I think there were times we would put people in the trunk to get them into the drive-in

  4. Patrick Wm. Connally says:

    The new rich always have no class. People not needing status symbols would send the au pair or use the children’s car