Texas Mother Bonds Out After Making COVID-Positive Son Ride In The Trunk
After he tested positive for COVID-19 at home, Sarah Beam made her 13-year-old son get in the trunk of her car to drive him to a testing site.
According to court documents, on Jan. 3, Beam pulled into the drive-thru testing site located at 11355 Falcon Road in northwest Harris County where Cypress-Fairbanks Director of Health Services Bevin Gordon was going to each car to gather information for individuals getting tested and heard something in the trunk and when Beam unlatched the trunk, the boy was found lying down inside.
“(The mother) stated that she put (her son) inside the trunk to prevent her from getting exposed to possible COVID while driving (him) to the stadium for additional testing,” according to a court document.
Court documents said the witnesses told Beam she would not receive a COVID test until the child was let out of the trunk and put in the backseat of the vehicle. The witness then called the police.
“CFPD was alerted that a child was in the trunk of a car at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site earlier this week. Law enforcement conducted a full investigation, resulting in a warrant for arrest. Thankfully, the child was not harmed,” the Cypress-Fairbanks school district said in a statement.
Authorities were able to view surveillance cameras showing the moment the child exited the trunk of the car and got in the backseat.
Police filed charges against Sarah Beam for endangering a child Wednesday.
Beam was taken into custody at 3 p.m. Saturday and posted a $1,500 bond around 4:45 p.m. that same day.