November 19, 2012

NH man accused of putting child in toolbox

Police say the man picked up his three children while driving a single-bench pickup truck and put one in the tool box for a 40-mile drive.

The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Police say a New Hampshire man is accused of putting one of his children in a truck's tool box during a drive to Vermont.

Russell Johnson of Bradford was cited last week for cruelty by a person having custody over another.

Springfield, Vt., police said in a news release that Johnson had picked up his three children while driving a single-bench, pickup truck. One of the children was put in the tool box that spans the bed of the pickup while going from Bradford to Springfield, nearly 40 miles.

No further information was provided about the age or gender of the child.

Johnson is scheduled to be arraigned in Windsor criminal court on Jan. 8.

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