EATONTOWN, N.J. (AP) - Police in New Jersey ticketed a New York man after they saw a 5-year-old tied to his motorcycle.
A police officer in Eatontown noticed twine tied around the boy's feet and waist to secure him to the motorcycle. The officer also thought the helmet was too big for the boy's head.
Police tell the Asbury Park Press a woman in a pickup truck parked next to the motorcycle identified herself as the boy's mother. Police say the woman said she had given her son permission to ride to Staten Island with 53-year-old Frank Albanese.
Police detained Albanese for outstanding warrants and ticketed him for driving with a suspended license, reckless driving and failure to wear state-approved helmets.
The child was turned over to his mother.
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