Woman arrested after locking daughter in trunk of car while she
(AP World 08/04 08:56:43)
visited husband in prison
HUNTINGDON, Pennsylvania (AP) _ A woman who locked her
3-year-old daughter in the trunk of a car while she visited her
husband in prison has been charged with endangerment.
Tammy Denise Swittenburg-Edwards, 31, was arrested Saturday at a
state prison about 95 miles (150 kilometers) east of Pittsburgh
after prison guards heard crying and yelling from the vehicle and
found the girl in the trunk, state police said.
Swittenburg-Edwards apparently locked her in after prison
officials refused the child's entry because she wasn't on a
visitor's list, state police said.
The girl was in the trunk for about 40 minutes while
Swittenburg-Edwards visited her husband, state police said. The
child wasn't injured.
Swittenburg-Edwards was charged with attempted aggravated
assault and endangerment, and is being held in the Huntingdon
County Prison. The girl was turned over to child welfare officials.
Swittenburg-Edwards did not have a listed phone number and it
was unclear if she had an attorney.