Weird news: Officers discover kids, dog trapped in trunk of woman's car

Two Washington state residents have been arrested and the children have been released to Child Protective Services

By Prachi Gupta

Published September 26, 2012 8:05PM (EDT)

Washington state troopers pulled Woodinville, Wash., resident Anna Boyle over for speeding, but found evidence of methamphetamine, traces of heroin and the smell of marijuana in her car. After questioning Boyle and her fiance about the pot, Boyle -- who seemed nervous -- responded, "I took a few hits earlier."

More unexpectedly, after hearing a thumping sound, officers found that Boyle's daughter, 8, and two sons, ages 7 and 5, and a dog, were trapped in the trunk of Boyle's Nissan Sentra. "At no time did the driver or passenger tell either trooper there were kids in the car," said Washington State Patrol trooper Keith Leary.

Officers took the children to a McDonald's and then released them into the care of Child Protective Services. The couple has been arrested on drug charges, but charges relating to the children have not yet been filed.

via New York Daily News

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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