If you saw this on the highway, you'd call it in, too, right? Motorists on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Monday night say they saw a 10-year-old girl in a dog cage riding on the back of a pickup truck. It's not how we usually transport our children, to say the least. But rather than just drive by thinking, "What the -- oh well, none of my business," motorists called police with a description and license plate number.
And that's how police were able to track down the girl's mother, Abbey Carlson, and her stepfather, Thomas Fishinger. They've been charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Apparently they'd been on their way home from Thomas' mother's house last night. And they had an explanation for why the girl was riding in a dog cage in the back of a pickup. But does it even matter?