Teen Rides In Trunk Because TV Won't Fit

United States
May 23, 2008 10:23pm CST
Soo I was looking at odd things that happened in teh news and i came upon this story that i just must share!!This was stupid and insane and i dont believe that some people are this stupid!! lol..what do u think..and would u ever consider doing or havin someone want to do this?? NOT MEE!! lol.. CROSSVILLE, Tenn. -- A bizarre story unfolded in Cumberland County, Tenn., on Tuesday, and it landed a teen in the trunk of a car and another two people in jail. Nashville television station WSMV reported that two people are charged with reckless endangerment for driving around with a 16-year-old in the trunk of a Toyota Corolla, according to Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies. A 911 call alerted police after the caller spotted the boy in the trunk of the car. Officials said they thought the worst in the beginning. But when the boy got out of the trunk on Peavine Road, Cory McDaniel and Rhonda Howard told the deputies that a big television wouldn’t fit in the trunk, so they put the teen in there and the TV in the back seat. "He did it voluntarily. It made sense to him, too, I guess," said Cumberland County Sheriff Butch Burgess. The incident happened on Monday. Most residents of Crossville that heard about what happened are laughing and trying to understand the logic of putting someone in the trunk for the sake of a TV. "I have no idea. That’s why we charged them like we did," Burgess said. The 911 caller was a relative who said she saw the boy get in the trunk. One of the people arrested was the boy’s sister.
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@Hatley (164484)
• Garden Grove, California
24 May 08
that is so stupid as anyone knows you can put a person in the back seat and sill fit in a television and if the tv was that huge they should have had it delivered to 'their home any way.
• United States
24 May 08
Wow that is really odd. I wouldn't have done that either. Couldn't they have the TV delivered or something? Instead of doing something crazy like that.
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• Australia
26 Jun 08
Well, teens will be teens, and their thinking wasn't too far bad, for the age. Logical, just not terribly well thought out.