PD: Mom drove with baby in trunk to avoid ticket for not having a car seat Breona Watkins faces child abuse charges 11:24 AM, Sep 29, 2014 3 hours ago FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - One mom faces child abuse charges after police found her 5-month-old child in her vehicle's trunk during a traffic stop. Police in south Florida said they tried to pull over a vehicle, but 19-year-old Breona Watkins kept driving. When she stopped, the deputy heard a baby crying in the trunk. According to an arrest report, the child was lying on top of a pair of hedge clippers and was surrounded by dangerous objects including a gas can and other debris. Watkins told authorities she asked her 14-year-old passenger to slide the baby into the trunk through a back seat panel because she didn't want to get ticketed for not having a car seat. Watkins remains jailed on $7,000 bail. It wasn't known whether she has a lawyer.