Tying a Kid to the Motorbike Is the Ultimate Fail

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The police arrested a man in New York on Sunday after finding him riding a motorcycle with the 5-year-old son of his girlfriend in the back of the seat. Officer Ryan Braswell observed that the kid appeared to be tied with twine to the motorcycle and turned his car to stop 53-year-old Frank Albanese.
By the time the policeman turned around, Albanese had already pulled over in the parking lot of a Quick Check, leaving the child on the bike. As Braswell approached the motorcycle, he noticed that the 5-year-old was indeed tied with twine to the bike, with the twine around his legs and waist and blowing in the wind. Albanese had tied the boy’s feet to the passenger pegs, using a piece of the twine to tie him to the seat, as well.

A woman in a truck driving behind the motorcycle showed up, saying she was the mother of the boy, and that Albanese was her boyfriend. She mentioned consenting that the child rode on the motorcycle, from Perth Amboy, ride on the bike to Staten Island, over a 10-mile (16 km) distance. The woman needed 4 to 5 minutes to untie the boy from the motorcycle, according to Braswell.

Investigation revealed that Albanese has outstanding warrants and was taken into custody, as well as the fact that neither him nor the 5-year-old were wearing DOT-approved helmets, and the helmet the latter was wearing was nowhere near properly fitting. “The child was turned over to his mother and the state’s Division of Child Protection and Permanency was notified, police said,” reports.

Frank Albanese was issued several road violations including failure to wear a DOT-approved helmet, driving with a suspended license and reckless driving, with endangering the minor and other similar charges most likely to follow. According to the same source, “Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Jim O'Neill said Albanese had warrants on charges of burglary, theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief. In a separate complaint, Albanese was also charged with theft and seven counts of issuing bad checks, O’Neill said.”

Now, in case something went even more wrong and Albanese was forced to drop the bike, can you imagine how severe the poor kid’s legs injuries could have been? Let alone the potential head trauma, itself a life-threatening injury…

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