Teens accused of letting kids ride on car's hood

Posted at 7:43 AM, Jun 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-10 03:45:53-04

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) - Deputies say two teens face child abuse charges after they let two small children ride on the hood of a moving car.


      The incident happened early Sunday in a parking lot in Dunedin.


      According to Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies, the children were screaming so loudly that patrons at a nearby establishment heard them.


      The Tampa Bay Times reports the children were inside a Laundromat by the time deputies arrived. But 19-year-old Hallie Gray was still in the car when a deputy approached.


      Deputies say she raised her hands and said "bring it" before resisting arrest.


      Each teen faces felony counts of child abuse. Gray faces an additional a resisting arrest charge.


      The children's ages and their relationship to the teens were unclear.