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German Mother Locks Baby in Trunk of Car While Attending Pop Concert


A German couple who locked their eight-month-old baby in the trunk of their car while attending a pop concert appealed Friday for the child to be returned from foster care, the newspaper Schleswig-Holsteiner Zeitung reported.

The parents earned notoriety in Germany last month when they drove more than 435 miles (700 kilometers) from the home in Neumunster, northern Germany, to the southern city of Stuttgart to attend a concert. They placed the baby boy in the trunk of the car, among discarded diapers, food and dirty laundry.

Passersby heard the sound of a baby screaming and alerted police. But when an announcer at the concert asked the parents to make themselves known, they did not respond. Police eventually smashed their way into the vehicle and saved the child, who was sweating badly and was hospitalized.

But the boy's 18-year-old mother defended her actions Friday, saying that she kept the window of the car open and parked in the shade. She called for her child to be returned from foster care, saying, "I want my baby back."

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