Um… this isn’t how social distancing is supposed to work! A mother in Texas was arrested after allegedly forcing her son to ride in the trunk of her car so she would avoid contracting COVID-19.
According to a warrant issued by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Sarah Beam drove to a Houston-area COVID testing site on January 3 with her 13-year-old child who was positive with the virus — and because she didn’t want to contract the virus herself, she locked the young teen in the trunk (not the one seen above btw)!
The warrant claimed authorities were alerted by the director of health services, who said she was gathering information from cars in a line for COVID testing when “she found a female driver, later identified as Sarah Beam, having her child in the trunk of her car.” The health director reportedly told police “the defendant confirmed that her son, K.H., who is a 13-year-old child, was in the trunk of the car due (to) the child having been tested positive for COVID.” Related: 2 LAPD Cops Fired For Ignoring Call For Backup During Robbery To Play Pokémon Go! The health director alleged the 41-year-old teacher told her she took the extreme measure to avoid exposure to the virus, but the official wasn’t having it.