Does This Look Like The Faces of A Couple Arrested For Driving Drunk With 4 Kids Strapped To the Hood of Their Car?
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – A Fort Wayne father is facing charges after he drove drunk with four children strapped to the hood of his car, police said. Witnesses called 911 Monday night after they spotted a man and woman pull out of a liquor store parking lot with four children tied down with tow straps. “They were strapped down with one of those straps you crank on a semi to hold down lumber. They were strapped with that thing, wiggling and wobbling down the street,” said witness Tom Nowak. The children — 4, 5, 6 and 7 years old — told WPTA-TV that the adults asked if they wanted to ride on the hood of the car and they thought it would be fun.
Okay when I first read this headline I was as shocked and outraged as everybody else. Like I audible gasped when I read “Police Arrest Dad Who Drove Drunk With Kids Strapped To Hood” But then I read the story. Typical sensationalist media. Umm he asked the children if they wanted to do it and they said yes. It’s not like he forced them up there. He wasn’t punishing them. There was no gun to anybody’s head. It was their choice. Plus he used heavy duty straps. It just seems like at some point kids have to be responsible for their own actions. If a 4 year old says he wants to ride on the roof than who am I to stop him? YOLO.