Girl rides in dog cage in back of pickup truck outside Pittsburgh

crime scene File photo: Rikard Larma/Metro.

A 10-year-old girl was seen riding in a dog cage in the bed of a pickup truck Monday just outside Pittsburgh, thePittsburgh Tribune Review reported.

Motorists spied the girl around 7 p.m. riding on thePennsylvania Turnpike in Millvale.

The girl’s parents – Abbey Carlson, 29, and Thomas Fishinger 30 – face chargesof endangering the welfare of a child.

The parents told police the girl wanted to be with the dog, the newspaper reported.