In a case of that could only happen in the South, an irate South Carolinian mother had her 12-year-old son arrested Sunday after he opened his Christmas presents early.
The Smoking Gun website published the actual police reports showing the boy charged with Petty Larceny. Officers Michael Reid and Andrea Smith responded to the “scene” and took a full report of the “incident.” The “victim” 27-year-old single mother, Nancy Holley, of Rock Hill, SC, was apparently fed up with her disruptive son. The last straw came when he opened his videogame system a few weeks too early.
According to South Carolina’s The Herald, in an article Tuesday, the boy, whose name is not being released, disobeyed his great-grandmother and unwrapped his Game Boy Advance without permission. The mother, who had the boy at age 15, herself, claimed she didn’t know what else to do and called the police after her son produced the contraband.
What’s more, the boy is said to have shown “no remorse” when confronted by police officers.
The Herald report showed the boy to be starved for attention, taking part in petty mischief before.
But it was the first case of a child being arrested for opening a Christmas present early, said Rock Hill Police Lt. Jerry Waldrop to The Herald.
“Yeah, it’s strange,” he said.
Yep. Sure is, y’all.