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Man ticketed after boy found tied to motorcycle

EATONTOWN, N.J. (AP) - Police in New Jersey have ticketed a man for securing a 5-year-old to his motorcycle with twine.

Police in Easton say the twine was tied around the boy's feet and waist so that he wouldn't fall off the bike. Police also say the boy's helmet was too big for his head.

Police tell the Asbury Park Press newspaper that the boy's mother gave her permission to let 53-year-old Frank Albanese of New York take the boy on his bike to Staten Island.

An investigation revealed that Albanese had outstanding warrants and he was taken into custody, police said. The child was turned over to his mother and the state’s Division of Child Protection and Permanency was notified, police said.

Albanese was issued several motor vehicle violations, including failure to wear a DOT-approved helmet, driving with a suspended license and reckless driving. He was turned over to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office on the outstanding warrants, police said.

Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Jim O'Neill said Albanese had warrants on charges of burglary, theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief. In a separate complaint, Albanese was also charged with theft and seven counts of issuing bad checks, O’Neill said.

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