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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

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#1 13 years ago

December 5, 2006 - In a shocking display of parenting prowess, a Rock Hill, S.C. woman reportedly called police and had them arrest her son after he was caught opening a Christmas present early. After receiving the call, police arrested the boy and charged him with petty larceny.

The Rock Hill Herald reported that the child's great-grandmother had warned him repeatedly about opening his present early, protestations that he apparently ignored. The present in question was a Game Boy Advance.

"He took it without permission. He wanted it. He just took it," the 63-year-old great-grandmother told the Herald.

When the boy's mother found the package lying unwrapped and empty under the tree, she immediately approached the child, who proceeded to lie to her. After threatening him with calling the police, the boy apparently returned the toy to his begrudging mother, who then called the police anyway. Although he was not jailed, the two officers responding to the call did charge him with petty larceny.

The boy's mother told the Herald that she had reached the end of her rope with the child, and no longer knew what else to do with him. She claimed that she has been struggling with his constant behavior problems for a while now, and could no longer handle his misconduct.

"I'm trying to get him some kind of help," the 27-year-old mother told the paper. "He's the type of kid who doesn't believe anything until it happens."

According to the boy's mother, he had already been caught shoplifting, stealing money from her, and punching a police officer. She told the Rock Hill Herald that she hopes this arrest will put a stop to his errant ways, because she is worried about his safety. The newspaper reported that the mother plans on having her son placed in the custody of the state Department of Juvenile Justice in Colombia at his court

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Well, i'm baffled. I've heard of strict parenting techniques but this just takes the pickle. For god's sake, the child gave it back. Surely she went overboard with this one aye? :uhm: All over a Games Boy Advance aswell... it's shameful :vikki:




The Joelteon7

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#2 13 years ago

With respect, only in America :p I dunno whether or not to just insanely laugh or feel confusion. Was he arrested for just being a kid??




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#3 13 years ago

I laugh because no parent that I know of would do something like that. What a strict woman. She gets the cort. :cort:




Diabolic

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#4 13 years ago

Wow...overeactive much? The kid sounded pretty disrespectful however, and I might be able to see the reason behind the parent's calling of the police. But that just made me laugh a bit... btw, nice sig Fritz!




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#5 13 years ago

It sounds like the kid might have been doing some worse behavior before or something, and they parents just finally cracked. If the kid is juvey material and is simply pushing his luck over and over then can understand that, but if it was just this one time he did it then it was WAY overboard.




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#6 13 years ago

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AlDaja

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#7 13 years ago

Sounds like something that came out of a rag-mag. I question the validity...but given some the bizzare crap that goes on, who knows.




Lukeh

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#8 13 years ago

Oh, wow. Why did she buy her child a GBA if he was such a bastard?




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#9 13 years ago
Joelteon7;3410739With respect, only in America :p

My thoughts exactly :p




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#10 13 years ago

From what I remember (I heard about this article before), kid was on his way to become a regular at juvinal hall anyway. The quote "I'd rather call the police on him myself now, than have someone else call them on him later." springs to mind. I think that's what she said, anyway.

If this is, like I think it is, a case of "the last straw", then I have no problem with it. It's better that he learnt the concequences now, than later.