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MILLVALE, Pa. (AP) - Two parents face charges after authorities say
motorists spied a 10-year-old girl riding in a dog cage in the back of a
pickup truck in western Pennsylvania.
The Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports police say it happened around 7 p.m. Monday on the Pennsylvania
Turnpike in Millvale, just outside Pittsburgh. Authorities say they
responded after getting reports from motorists who saw the girl riding
in the back of the truck in the cage.
Her mother, 29-year-old Abbey Carlson, and stepfather, 30-year-old
Thomas Fishinger, are now facing charges of endangering the welfare of a
child. Police say they told them the girl had said she wanted to be
with the dog.
Reliable telephone listings for the couple could not immediately be located and it wasn't clear if they had an attorney.
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