Teen who didn't want to pay for Uber found riding in trunk of car on I-5

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LYNNWOOD, Wash. - A 19-year-old man was found riding in the trunk of his friend's car on northbound Interstate 5 near Lynnwood Wednesday evening.

A driver called 911 around 6:00 p.m. after noticing the trunk of the BMW in front of them kept opening and closing.

A Washington State trooper spotted the car, followed it and noticed a person inside the trunk.

When the trooper pulled the BMW over near 44th Ave W., the person inside the trunk pulled it closed.

The trooper told the driver they knew someone was in the trunk and asked him to open it.

The teen in the trunk appeared to be disoriented and was given a bottle of water. Firefighters were also called in to check him for heat exhaustion.

Turns out, the teen decided to ride in the trunk because there wasn't enough room in the two-seater car, and he didn't want to pay for an Uber ride. The driver to the trooper he left the trunk open so the teen could get air.

Firefighters checked the temperature inside trunk about 10 minutes after it was opened and said the thermometer registered 115 degrees.

The driver was cited for negligent driving and given a $550 ticket.

The teen who rode inside the trunk was given a $136 ticket for not wearing a seat belt. The trooper ended up giving him a ride home

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