Teen rides in cardboard box atop van; mother charged
ALBERTVILLE, Ala. -- A Marshall County woman is in the city jail here for having her 13-year-old daughter ride in a cardboard box atop her van.
Albertville Police spokesman Sgt. Jamie Smith said Jackie Denise Knott, 37, of Albertville was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Smith said the child was turned over to a relative.
Smith said police received a call Sunday morning of a minivan traveling on U.S. 431 with a large cardboard box on top with a child inside.
Officers stopped the van on U.S. 431 and asked Knott why the child was riding atop her vehicle.
"The box was too big to go inside the van, and she would be able to hold it down if she was inside the box," Smith said the woman told police.
When asked about the child's safety, Smith said Knott told the officers that she had the box secured to the van with a clothes hanger.
Honestly some people should not have childern. Oh and she thought it was ok because the had the box secured with a clothes hanger. How secure can you get a box with a clothes hanger? Please don't try this at home.