Georgia woman charged after video shows boy riding in Dodge Challenger trunk holding baby bassinet

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Action News Jax’s sister station WSB-TV reported that police have charged a woman after they say a viral video showed her son riding in an open car trunk while she was driving.


Gwinnett County police said they received reports about the video on Sunday. The video appeared to show a 12-year-old boy in the back of a gray Dodge Challenger holding a baby bassinet, but it was unclear where the woman was driving.

On Monday, a detective used the FLOCK camera database and placed the car in the area of Pleasant Hill Road and Shackleford Road on Sunday.

Police identified the car owner as 36-year-old Diane Shaffer. The mother told Gwinnett County police she had purchased the baby bassinet after she saw an online ad for it.

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