Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Boy arrested for unwrapping gifts early

South Carolina news:
A mother convinced Rock Hill police to arrest her 12-year-old son after he unwrapped a Christmas present early.

The boy's great-grandmother had specifically told him not to open his Nintendo Game Boy Advance, which she had wrapped and placed beneath the Christmas tree, according to a police report.

But on Sunday morning, she found the box of the popular handheld game console unwrapped and opened. When the boy's 27-year-old mother heard about the opened gift, she called police.

"He took it without permission. He wanted it. He just took it," said the 63-year-old great-grandmother.
Needless to say, there is no man in the picture. This only happens with single moms.


JQ75 said...

I read the whole story. If getting arrested for punching a cop didn’t teach him a lesson, then arresting him for unwrapping the present certainly wasn’t going to help. I think the cops should have arrested the clueless mother who didn’t know what to do.

I just don’t know how things will turn out with all these dysfunctional households. And it’s bad enough if the father ran off, but when the wife (as in our cases) interferes with a father trying to do the responsible thing for their child, it’s just inexcusable.

Anonymous said...

If the mom was 27 and the kid 12, then she was a 15 year old mother. I think I see the root of the familial problems right there.