Grandfather Warned After Forgetting Granddaughter Locked in Car Trunk

Granddaughter had asked to travel in the trunk

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    A girl was found her grandfather's trunk.

    An elderly German man was reportedly so moved by the beauty of his surroundings that he went for a walk without remembering he’d locked his granddaughter in the trunk of his car.

    After passers-by heard shouting and banging coming from inside the car’s trunk, police and fire officials found a 9-year-old girl inside the cramped space, The Local reported.

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    The girl’s 72-year-old grandfather later told police his grandchild had asked to ride in the trunk during a trip to Sorpe Lake in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, according to the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper.

    He reportedly said it was the first time he’d allowed her into the trunk and after a promise never to do it again police let the man off with a warning.

    All in all a better outcome for the grandfather than for a mom busted in St. Croix for allegedly driving with her daughter zipped up in her purse.