HPD: Man drives with stepson on car roof

Police officer catches man in the act

HOUSTON - A man was arrested after driving around a parking lot with his 7-year-old stepson on the roof of his car, police said.

Abelardo Araujo has been charged with child endangerment.

Houston police said that while in an Acres Homes parking lot for a make-shift car show, Araujo put his stepson on his car's sunroof so he could get a good look at all of the cars at the show. Araujo then drove around the parking lot.

Investigators said an HPD officer driving down West Little York spotted the child on the car and stopped Araujo.

Police said Araujo admitted to putting the child on the roof.

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