A band of merry alcohol smugglers in Australia have been busted for making children sleep on beer in an effort to conceal the contraband in their cars.
Police were searching cars they believed were on their way to remote Aboriginal communities where liquor is banned — which may be the REAL travesty of this story — when they found the unrestrained children unwittingly hiding the goods.
I feel terrible for the kids, but am intrigued by this new kind of Robin Hood: taking from the drunk to give to the alcohol-poor!
During a search they found a young, unrestrained child sleeping on top of a case of beer in the backseat. Meanwhile, a search of another car revealed a child sitting on top of a beer carton that had been covered by a blanket.
Fosters: Australian for “car seat.”
Sergeant Conan Robertson says both children were put in unsafe situations.
“The hope has got to be that people realize that the value [of] their child is far higher than a carton of beer,” he said.
I’ll drink to that!
Last year, the same neighborhood attracted international attention after police caught a driver who had put a seatbelt around a beer carton, but left a child unrestrained.
Suddenly, I’m feeling like a much better parent. I always restrain my baby AND my six-packs.