A 28-year-old Wisconsin mother is accused of taking her son for a very dangerous ride — on top of the family minivan — in order to hold down a plastic pool, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday.
Amber Schmunk of Fredonia is charged with second degree recklessly endangering safety and could face up to 10 years in prison for the Sept. 9 incident, according to the complaint obtained by FOX6.
Authorities were initially called after receiving a report of a child riding on top of a minivan holding a plastic pool.
The complaint obtained by FOX6 said the 28-year-old eventually pulled over and took her son off the roof, folded the pool up and put it into the van before pulling into her sister’s driveway.
After police arrived at the sister’s house, Schmunk said she “believed it was OK as her father let her do things like that when she was that age,” the complaint said. (Read more from “Mom Strapped Son to the Roof of Minivan to Hold Down Plastic Pool” HERE)