Grandfather Warned After Forgetting Granddaughter Locked in Car Trunk

Granddaughter had asked to travel in the trunk

By DANIEL MACHT
|  Thursday, Apr 12, 2012  |  Updated 6:03 AM PDT
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An elderly German man was reportedly so moved by the beauty of his surroundings that he went for a walk without remembering he’d locked his granddaughter in the trunk of his car.

After passers-by heard shouting and banging coming from inside the car’s trunk, police and fire officials found a 9-year-old girl inside the cramped space, The Local reported.

The girl’s 72-year-old grandfather later told police his grandchild had asked to ride in the trunk during a trip to Sorpe Lake in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, according to the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper.

He reportedly said it was the first time he’d allowed her into the trunk and after a promise never to do it again police let the man off with a warning.

All in all a better outcome for the grandfather than for a mom busted in St. Croix for allegedly driving with her daughter zipped up in her purse.


 

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