An 82-year-old Augusta man was arrested on a charge of reckless conduct Sunday after police say he placed a 5-year-old boy who was misbehaving in the trunk of his car.
Witnesses called the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office around 2:30 p.m. from the parking lot of the Kroger on the 3100 block of Deans Bridge Road after watching Hubert Conrad pick up the boy and put him in the trunk, according to a report. The boy and his twin brother were acting up in the store and wouldn’t stay buckled in the car, witnesses told deputies.
The witnesses followed Conrad to his home on the 2800 block of Glenn Hills Drive, where he was confronted by deputies and taken to the criminal investigation division, a report states. Conrad reportedly admitted to putting the boy in the trunk because he was having a hard time getting the child to calm down.