A man and his stepdaughter are facing charges after shutting three children in the trunk of their car while driving in Connecticut earlier this month, according to police.
John David Harvey, 34, and his stepdaughter, Adrianna Nordin, 20, were arrested Sept. 13 at the Cumberland Farms gas station on South Main Street in Torrington.
Police said they were driving to Waterbury from Torrington with three other people, including two adults, in the back seat of the car. Those people have not been named.
Witnesses called police after watching two 10-year-old children and one 8-year-old climb into the trunk of the car, which was shut behind them, locking them in, according to police.
Police said one of the children is Harvey's and the other two are related to the unnamed passengers.
The Republican-American cites Harvey's attorney as saying "Harvey made a bad decision to place them in the trunk" because there was no room for the children in the back seat.
Harvey and Nordin were each charged with risk of injury and breach of peace. They appeared in court Monday, where their cases were continued to Oct. 7.