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Child Arrested for Opening Christmas Present Early

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  1. Kamikaze

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    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 appearance.
     
  2. Haz

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    Poor Kid, didn't even get a DS lol
     
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    I wouldn't have believed this at first, but I saw it on IGN, then again this morning on a local news radio show. That's pretty crazy.
     
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    I think the kid deserves it. His mom only did it to teach the kid a lesson and if the guy doesnt have enough patience to open his presents at christmas then he obviously is very selfish. Even his grandma had to tell him not to open .
     
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    this is why parents should beat their kids. when i was bad i got the belt across my bare butt. PARENTS! SPANK YOUR KIDS!
     
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    Yup. just not in public lol.

    but still, that was a bit harsh
     
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    You think that's bad? Try growing up in a Puerto Rican household. I've been beat down with sandles, extension cords, metal hangers, pretty much anything they can get their hands on...
     
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    LOL. damn. an extension cord would hurt like HELL! my friends parents used pool ques and ping pong paddles
     
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    The mother's too young to know any good herself, no wonder the kid is the way he is. If this is even a valid article... :lol:
     
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    I got rose limbs, leather belts, chairs sometimes, a telephone wire...and other various things slapped on me whenever I did bad things. Parents these days are patheticly easy to plow over.
     
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    Feel pretty bad for the kid but he seems pretty bad. imo, it's the arents fault for not reinforcing anything
     
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    What kind of a parent....
     
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    So its against the law to open up a present before Christmas? What kind of world do we live in!
     
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    No, its against the law to open someone elses property (larceny) without thier permission. It's not his 'til Mom says it is.

    Also... WTF GBA? It better have been SP at least!

    -Bobby
     
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    63 yr old GREAT-grandmother! damn, i'm 14 and my parents are 50 and 52!
     
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    Yeah, I'm the 4th out of 6 children and my mother is in her mid 50s as well.
     
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    I completely agree with the actions of the parents. The kid had a pattern of complete disrespect for authority. Opening the presents was just the catalyst that set it off.

    At least these parents are doing something about their child then just letting him run around doing whatever he pleases. I wish more parents were like this.
     
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    My sis just had a baby, (OK, it was 17 months ago) sadly she herself is spoiled and she is spoiling her baby. Just today her daughter had a cup and when my sis tried to take it her baby started screaming so she bought it for her...I can't believe they actually arrested him. How old was he wonder?...
     
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