Todays candidate for “Mom Of The Year” is from Fredrick county Maryland.
Thurmont, Md. (AP) – Thurmont woman is being charged three counts of reckless endangerment for driving with three children in the closed trunk of her car.
The charges against Lanora Lucas are misdemeanors punishable by up to five years behind bars and $5,000 fines. According to police, an off-duty state trooper saw the children get out of the trunk just before noon on Saturday at a parking lot on Frederick Road. Police say when Lucas and the children returned to the car minutes later, the children climbed back inside the trunk and the car took off.
When Thurmont police caught up with her, they say Lucas told them the kids wanted to ride in the trunk. The children were her 3-year-old daughter, her 9-year-old son and his 8-year-old friend.
The traffic stop was recorded on videotape. On the tape, Lucas is heard telling police she drives a bus for the Frederick County schools. The school system says she has not driven for the county schools for three years.Considering the high heat and humidity we’ve had lately in the DC area I was relived to find, via Weather.com, that at the time of the arrest the temperature was only 73 degrees with 65% humidity. Twenty four hours later (Sunday) it was 90 degrees and sunny and 90 degrees, which would have made trunk even more of a a mobile oven than it was at 73 degrees.
Thurmont Woman Accused of Driving With Children in Her Trunk – [Video]