An Illinois mom was pulled over after she thought it would be ok for her to drive around with her two young children in an empty pool on top of a car.

According to a Facebook post from the Dixon Illinois Police Department, officers were dispatched when a concerned citizen called about two young girls sitting inside an inflatable pool that it was on the roof of an Audi as their mother drove through town.

Posted by Dixon, Illinois Police Department on Tuesday, July 9, 2019

According to authorities, the mother driving the car was 49-year-old Jennifer A. Janus Yeager:

Officers searched the area and observed a white Audi Q5 driving westbound on IL Route 2, just west of Palmyra Road, with a blue inflatable pool on the roof with two juveniles inside of the pool.

​Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle on River Lane, just south of IL Route 2 where they made contact with the driver, Yeager.

Police said the mom drove to a friend’s house to have the pool inflated, then had her two young girls “ride inside of the empty pool to hold it down on their drive home.”

Yeager was placed under arrest for putting her kids’ lives in danger. She was charged with two counts of reckless conduct, and two counts of endangering the health or life of a child.

Posted by Dixon, Illinois Police Department on Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Police said:

Yeager was also cited for failure to secure a passenger under the age of 8 and under the age of 16.

As a result, member of the public had a lot to say about the mom driving around with her children in a swimming pool.

One commenter wrote:

I am trying to fathom how any mother could even remotely think this was a safe idea!!! Wow!

Another person questioned:

If she drives an Audi, couldn’t she afford a foot pump? Yikes!

Yeager was processed on Tuesday and was released after posting bond. Police did not say whether or not the children were injured during the drive.

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4 Replies to “Mom Faces Charges After She Put Her Two Children Inside of a Kiddie Pool and Drove Them Around on Car Roof”

  • p Conner 2 years ago

    Sweetheart, you own an AUDI, please explain to me why you can’t afford to buy your own inflator???

  • Pat longway 1 year ago

    Wow i would never thought of doing that with my kids

  • Rusty 1 year ago


  • Kute Katts 1 year ago

    I’ll give her the benefit of a doubt and say that maybe she didn’t live far, so she thought it would be ok???? BUT that was still dangerous reasoning. Anything could have happened. What if she had to stop suddenly!

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