A couple in the US are facing a possible jail term after towing their 7-year-old granddaughter behind their SUV in a toy car.
47-year-old Belinda Berloni has admitted that in hindsight it was a “stupid idea” to tow her granddaughter behind her SUV by attaching the toy car to the real car with a dog leesh.
Mrs Berloni says she and her 49-year-old husband Paul had consumed “a few beers” before the incident.
“We drove about five miles an hour up and down the street with her.”
However, she says she didn’t think the child was in any danger.
“She was all woot! woot! woot! the whole time anyway!”
Mrs Berloni has told local media they were about to make their last run when they were stopped by sheriff’s deputies.
“Well, I thought they were just gonna tell us we couldn’t do it,” she told MyFoxTampaBay.
“Give us a warning, say, hey, this isn’t very safe, maybe this is not a bright idea.”
However, sheriff’s deputies took the matter more seriously, especially because Mr Berloni is believed to have as many as four DUIs and was driving with a suspended license.
The couple were arrested and now face child endangerment charges.