Mother Straps Son to Roof of Mini-van to Help Hold Down Pool

A 28-year-old mother in Wisconsin has admitted to strapping her  9-year-old son to the roof of her minivan back in September in order to  help her bring home a plastic pool. Amber Schmunk told police she  "believed it was okay as her father let her do things like that when she  was that age," according to a police report. "[She] had no way to strap  it down so she had her [son] climb on the roof to hold it down while  she drove." 

The boy was reportedly strapped to the roof of the car with  the pool on top of him, but Schmunk did eventually pull over and remove  her son from the roof before folding the pool so it could fit inside the  van. Schmunk was charged on Tuesday with a second-degree felony of  recklessly endangering safety and could face 10 years behind bars.

Source:  Fox News