A Pennsylvania couple faces child neglect charges after police said they tried to drive across country with five of their children in the back of a Budget moving truck.
David Detzen, 41, and his wife, Rebecca, 40, were arrested in New Castle, Ind., Wednesday night after a relative called Indiana State Police anonymously, warning authorities that the family would be crossing their state en route to California for a job opportunity.
About 10 p.m., the truck pulled into a Flying J truck stop in New Castle, where state Trooper Nick Razor approached. Two of the Detzens' children were in the truck’s cab. The parents confirmed that five more were in back, Razor said in his police report.
When he rolled up the back door, he found them. Two children were sitting on boxes near the front of the space. Three more were closer to the door. The Detzens' 18-year-old daughter was in the back, along with four other children ranging from 9 to 17.