Cops: 10-Year-Old Charged With Felony After Stealing Bicycle

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (CBS Tampa) — A 10-year-old child was arrested and charged with felony burglary after stealing a bicycle while leaving his tricycle at the scene of the crime in order to get away successfully.

According to the Fort Walton Beach Police Department, a local woman had her bicycle stolen, along with her son’s air rifle.

Responding officers found the suspect, Daryl Pitts, near the victim’s home and in possession of a bicycle whose serial numbers matched those of the one that was stolen.

Daryl had returned to the scene of the crime on his tricycle after first taking the gun, which he left there in order to ride away on the bike.

The victim’s fiance saw Daryl after he returned to get his temporarily abandoned tricycle, and was able to describe him to authorities.

“[He] eventually admitted to stealing the … pistol from the garage … then returning later to steal the bicycle,” the incident report, provided to CBS Tampa by authorities, states.

He had initially claimed the bicycle, worth a reported $400, was his.

“I read the juvenile defendant … his Miranda Warning in the presence of his stepmother,” the report adds. “[He] knowingly and intentionally committed burglary to an occupied dwelling by entering the garage on two separate occasions.”

Daryl was ultimately released to his stepmother.

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  1. Jeff says:

    Maybe the kid can plea down the case. If not, he should ask for a state prison so he can get out for good behavior. But I here the cons in those joins are a rough bunch. He’ll have to learn the ropes quick, maybe shank someone big so they all leave him alone.

      1. Smokey the Bear says:

        Here’s the daily made-up story, to avoid asking Obamam the tough question of the day, which is this: Mr President, the House voted 414-0 today on your budget, why did not even one democrat vote for your total failure of a budget? HUH? HUH?

      2. Meanwhile, the ILLEGAL Kenyan Occupation of 1600 continues says:

      3. GovernmentAboveTheLaw says:

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        Our next election is shaping up to be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin’s bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she’s not running? Know what leaked out? Sarah Palin and Cain aren’t in the race for the same reason, the truth leaked out.

        Search PalinsDirtyLittleSecret for the biggest cover up in world history before it disappears forever.

      4. Rob says:

        Regarding “GovernmentAboveTheLaw ” and PalinsLittleOldDirtySecret–
        Isn’t there some sort of Internet dog catcher to corral this guy and get him away from the keyboard?
        I went to that website of his and I felt like I got sprayed with LSD.

  2. Defund NPR says:

    What a coward for calling the police on a child. Just go get your damn kids’ trike back and have a little chat with the parents. And who keeps a record of the serial number for a trike? I find that a little too weird.

    1. Anonymous Basterd says:

      Reading comprehension isn’t your strength, is it?

      1. Eric Griffiths says:

        Spelling isn’t yours, is it?

    2. FusterCluck says:

      @Defund, that may have gone over in the old days, but nowadays you have to call the cops. Knocking on somebody’s door about that kind of thing can get you sued, beaten or killed. It’s a sad state of affairs.

      1. Jack says:

        Exactly…. I had a similar situation with my 70 year old mother who approached someone’s mother to tell her he was setting fires in her front yard. The mother flipped out and started screaming and called the cops saying my 80 pound 70 year old mother threatened her. I now have to get my mother an attorney to appear before the judge about the complaint. It’s probably better to lock the little deliquents up if the parents don’t care enough to raise them correctly.

      2. cowboy1957 says:

        Little Daryl is well along on his goal to be the only kid in third grade older than the teacher.

      3. Steve Jones says:

        Especially if the parents are ghetto thug criminal types. “Whatchoo mean my baby done stole yo bicycle, cracka!” , and so begins the fisticuffs.

      4. JByrd42 says:

        Steve Jones- Thank you for the laughs. I almost spit my coffee all over my computer. Great way to start a Friday.

    3. TomS says:

      Chat with the parents? Sure, and get shot. I’ll wager that little “Daryl” is an innocent looking little black kid, and his one parent “fambly” consists of a woman who has lots of little “Daryls” by different fathers, who TAUGHT HIM TO STEAL.

      Oh and read the damned article. Little Daryl LEFT THE TRICYCLE, AND STOLE THE BIKE.

      1. Emerald says:

        If I had a son, he’d look just like Daryl. Minus the little prison jump suit.

      2. trigger says:

        he was just trading up. lol

    4. 31337 says:

      the parents are Democrats, simple things like standing up like a man and talking to the parents of the thief about what happened and expecting them to discipline the young thief is just out of the question, expectations to do the right thing are way too high here. Also depending on the neighborhood the father didn’t have his bullet proof vest on and speaking to the parents might result in a beat down or worse.

      HOWEVER if it does have a serial number you want to write it down, take a picture of the item and keep it safe, not for recovery if somebody steals it (even know that is one of many reasons) but so the insurance company will PAY you the correct amount they owe you. Unless of course you don’t have insurance, but then you most likely don’t care about serial numbers.

    5. Bill says:

      The owner had the serial number for the 400.00 bike. Which is quite understandable. And having been a cop, you never know when confronting a parent about a theft when it will turn really ugly very fast. It is actually best to get the police involved. Some parents think their child can do no wrong and it escalates into an verbal altercation or worse.

    6. Ziggy says:

      Knowing people today, they’d have denied it, threw a yelling fit, and got into a fight. No, with the Zimmerman situation, call the cops and let them handle it. End of story.

      Oh yeah, 10 year-olds commit sexual offenses now. It ain’t the world we grew up in as kids.

    7. eanmdphd says:

      My reading is that the 10 year old left a tricycle when he took the bicycle. One wonders what a 10 year old is doing riding a tricycle — perhaps he likes to borrow other people’s bikes and trikes.

    8. NaBr says:

      Yeah, it sounds great to me. Sounds like he’s a thief. Charge him, it’ll go on his juvenile record. He stole a bike and an air rifle. Also he’s 10 yEars old riding a tricycle? What is that? A 5th grader? He may need to go to a psychiatrist too.

    9. Seriously? says:

      WOW someone with some common sense…way to go Defund

    10. Lensmanct says:

      How is he a coward? If he had handled it himself, he could have ended up getting shot or charged with threatening the little crook’s family. If he was smart enough to keep serial numbers of things that he bought, that makes him weird? He sounds pretty responsible, if you ask me.

    11. DIane says:

      Did you read the story? The kid took the lady’s bike and her son’s air rifle.

    12. Eric Griffiths says:

      An idiot who doesn’t even have the courage to even use their real 1st name calling someone a coward… Ahhh the benefits of being able to hide behind an LCD monitor and act like a coward. And who cares about the NPR? I find that a little too weird, Just stop listening to it wacko.

    13. Crazy Eddie says:

      Did you even read the headline? The kid did not steal a trike, he stole a $400 bicycle and a gun. That’s grand theft in most states which is a felony. And what if the parents ae as entitled as the kid? I’ve had that argument with parents who refuse to believe that their precious baby could possibly have done what I’ve seen them do. I have an acquaintance who was beaten bloody by the parents of a local bully who was picking on his daughter. When he approached the boys parents about it they said essentially that it was his problem and he should go away before he got some of what his daughter got. When he dared to argue the point the kid’s mother clubbed him from behind with a baseball bat and the two of them proceeded to beat and kick him into unconciousness.. Half an hour later, when the police finnaly showed up, my acquaintance was lying bloody in the street with a broken nose, split lip and as it turned our a couple of broken ribs. I have to wonder what might have happened had a neighbor not called the cops. The parents denied any knowledge of the beating until three witnesses told their stories to the cops and then they tried to clam that the victim had attacked their son and they were simply defending him. This is the sort of response one can expect from entirely too many parents in our era of moral relativism.

      1. Cyriacus says:

        The felony was entering an occupied house as that brings about the chance of a deadly encounter.

    14. Bill says:

      Nice job Tampa FIVE-0…… and CBS right behind them in stupidity by finding it necessary to release the childs name…….

    15. NoBamaNoMore says:

      Hey dummy, you left the vino by the cardboard box you live in.

  3. Gene says:

    Hey Defund NPR – Try reading the article first. The kid LEFT his trycle and STOLE a $400 bicycle AND an Air Gun. If I had a $400 bicycle I would have written down the serial number as well when I registered it. The kid is a juvenile and will have his record sealed when he becomes an adult. His slate will be wiped clean. This was criminal and needed to be handled by the proper authorities!

    1. Anonymous Basterd says:

      Felony arrests of juveniles will keep him from a number of Federal jobs

      1. TomS says:

        Really? Under Holder and Obama, that’s a qualification.

      2. george says:

        You think so? I expect to encounter this kid at Dulles Airport in another 10 years or so, “examining” my packed laptop and maybe groping me in the government-approved manner.

      3. Used2B says:

        Probably won’t keep him out of the TSA though.

      4. SayWhat! says:

        george – great post. I am laughing my a** off.

    2. moloko says:

      .there is a line between obeying the law and pleasuring it…..wipe your chin off Gene

    3. NoBamaNoMore says:

      Nothing will happen to him. After all, he’s also the Prez’ son.

  4. BoCefus says:

    Another ENTITLED idiot taking what isn’t his!

    1. ??? says:

      There’s a line between being a troll and an a$$hol3….oh wait…they’re the same.

  5. LisaE says:

    Whatever happened to telling the parent and letting the parent discipline the child and coming to some kind of agreement with the victim as to how to make restitution. Why must everything become a police matter these days? It isn’t a small thing to be “in the system” and becoming an adult doesn’t make it better. Terrible.

  6. richhenk says:

    When I was a child I used to pray to God for a shiny new bike. Then I realized that’s not how he worked. So I stole the bike and asked for forgiveness.

  7. bobdog says:

    Is the Tampa DA terminally stupid?

    Maybe before he calls the media for a presser, he should look up the legal term “capacity”.

    1. Andrew P. says:

      He had the capacity to know right from wrong. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have claimed it belonged to him. If he didn’t know right from wrong, why wouldn’t he have just said it was someone else’s , and he “didn’t know it was wrong to take it”.

    2. DiggityBomb says:

      They start early.

  8. Andrea Marquez says:

    My daughters rip stick was stolen by a boy who was spending the night with a boy down the street… I told her to come with me and we went down and asked the lady who answered the door to please check it out… She came to the door with the rip stick and apologized and 20 min. later her son and his friend knocked on our door to tell us that they had to clean our garage…Some parents do care but you dont always know what your kids are doing.

  9. Huh? says:

    It says that the 10-year-old left his own tricycle at the scene. Why is a 10-year-old still riding a tricycle?

    1. Bigdave says:

      because he was still too young to steal a car.

    2. John Moser says:

      Because he can’t ride a bike and suck on a pacifier at the same time?

    3. The Bo bster says:

      The tootsie roll stole the trike, too, and was trading up.

  10. Carlos Mateo says:

    Maybe he should have donned a hoodie – then the cops and the burglar-ee would have been too intimidated to do anything about it … while he ate his bag o’ skittles.

  11. Gold toofuses says:

    N***** stole my trike!

  12. 2012 says:

    Kids like this, older ones anyway, would steal your house if it were not so damm heavy. A nice old southern black man once told me…”watch out for these nXXXXXs around here they will steal your very breath.”

  13. Al From Maine says:

    My mother would have killed me for commiting robbery. In fact when I was about four I shoplifted a chocolate bar from a store and she caught me. She marched me back into the store, made me hand the candy back to the manager and made me apologize. Then it was going home to have my backside paddled. Simple and to the point, and I never did it again. A good paddling can be a wonderful teaching tool, no matter what liberals say, it is far more effective than a “time out”.

  14. John says:

    Besides the obvious “What the hell is wrong with this country” thought that crossed my mind after reading this, did anyone else notice that they printed the name of a 10 year old child??!

    So much for privacy laws protecting juveniles… ABC also did this today, naming a 13 year old “witness” in the Trayvon Martin case.

  15. R from AZ says:

    He should get the electric high chair.

    1. DapperDon says:

      ROTFLMAO!!!!!

  16. R from AZ says:

    The only racist posting here is you.

  17. Al From Maine says:

    Nazi?????????? You do realize that stands for National SOCIALIST party correct? They were opposed to everything that the American right stands for. In fact they supported gun control, abortion, eugenics and the government controling every aspect of a person life. They were in fact a lot like the American left with their policies, but that part of the story has been scrubbed clean by left wing historians and teachers. In fact Communists are international socialists and Nazis are National Socialists. Sorry, the facts kind of collide with your venomous leftist propaganda.

    1. Justin Case says:

      B.S. American politicians are the new Nazis. What we really need is to get rid of all democrats, republicans, mexicans and spooks.

  18. truckfarmer says:

    Spoken like a typical, well-informed Obama supporter.

  19. Gerry says:

    This little 10-year old boy needs to be disciplined harshly by the police and his parents and then he needs to go to church with his parents for reinforcement of right from wrong. He should NOT be tortured at that age but forcefully reminded how a good citizen should act. I am afraid they will abuse him for a minor offense to the extent he will resent authority and be worse in the future.

  20. Martin says:

    It will be rather embarrassing when the DA stands before the judge and reads off the “Felony” charges while the kid is busy with his coloring book.

  21. Noah Fing-Whey says:

    Grand Theft Bicycle. It’s a gateway crime.

  22. Noah Fing-Whey says:

    Oh and I bet it turns out the tricycle was stolen too! What self-respecting 10 year old rides a tricycle!

  23. Avoicenmany says:

    @Mz..Black And Proud:
    The very choice in your screen name suggest your call to racism, as you chose to announce and pull the race card.. Now lets talk hate mongers, What is your thoughts on the 6 Black young males that attacked and beat a White male in a public restaurant?? And how is Sarah Palin or Rush going after little Daryl? And on Little Daryl while the cops have went over the top here the fact remains he committed breaking and entry. Plus this if I may quote you. “acting out a symbolic reparation in solidarity witll all oppressed peoples of the world” So I am to guess it is perfectly OK to steal form another if they have something you want and do not have??? Also where did “little Daryl” learn that behavior is acceptable? I would have to say his family and people like YOU that think theft is “symbolic reparation in solidarity” and the NAZIS were social democrats, that also thought redistribution of wealth and property was a good thing. But allow me to help your limited knowledge and narrow view USSR United Soviet SOCIALIST Republic, who had control of East Germany then called the DDR Deutsche Demokratische Republik (German), the German DEMOCRATIC Republic (English)…. Vote D this fall I have faith you will.

    1. SayWhat! says:

      Avoicenmany – He is 10 year old kid, they are not known for making good decisions. To charge him with a felony is just plan stupid. It reminds me of another story I read about a school boy kicking a bully in the sack to avoid getting beat up only to be charged with sexual assault. If you are going to treat kids like adults give them voting privileges, at least then they can lobby for laws that limit the years they have to spend behind bars for pulling little Sally’s ponytail.

      1. DiggityBomb says:

        Is “pulling Sally’s ponytail” a new euphemism for tucking on a tranny’s extra twinkie?

      2. Cyriacus says:

        Please read the article! Entering an occupied house to commit crime is a felony in every state due to the potential of violence should the thief and the owners meet.

  24. Doss Manning says:

    Off to a government training facility to be a better criminal with REAL criminals to teach him how not to get caught committing real, deadly crimes.

    Good job government.

  25. rex dart eskimo spy says:

    where is the trigger happy neighborhood watch when you need them?

  26. billrow says:

    Daryl steels a bike and a gun at 10 in the ghetto…

    And his mama cried…..

    1. billrow says:

      “steals”

  27. Mike says:

    When I was young and dumb with my new BB gun, I spent a afternoon trying to ping the helmets of steel workers. Stop! I know how bad that sounds. As a youth I had no understanding of the risk and severity of my actions.

    Long story short, when I emerged from the woods the police were waiting. They simply took me to the station and called my father. They gave him the BB gund and told him to handle it.

    Sadly, growing up today, my life would have been permantently defined by that act. Today, I’m an IT professional with several degrees. I feel bad for today’s youth.

  28. Garr Obo says:

    This is definitely a death penalty case.

  29. jimpinter says:

    10 Year old charged? Must’a been a white kid……..

  30. george says:

    Did I read this article incorrectly? (If I did, I know I will be so informed). But seriously, what 10-year-old kid still owns a tricycle?

  31. Frank Castle says:

    Mew Rule #1 ” Take it! It you want it should be yours. Who cares who it ; belongs’ to’. You want it… take it!”

    New Rule #2 “If you take it, make the owner the bad guy! Then you can get away with EVERYTHING!!!”

    New Rulw #3 “Thy shalll not steal… Who cares!!! Everyone steals and takes from others… It’s OK! Do it because if you don’t…. That $*%ch of a mother should not cry out!!!! It’s her fault her child’s bike got stolen. Person who stole the bike is the TRUE hero!!!! They definitely should get a commendation and the bike rightfully belongs to them! How dare you question the kid that ‘re-allocated’ the bike! You should be ashamed of yourselves!!! The bike truly belongs to the kid who claimed the bike as their own!!!

  32. JAck says:

    The goal of the establishment is to ensure everyone is under the thumb of the state. Making everyone out to be a criminal even if they are children is now a fair game.

  33. jaycee says:

    If youre stealing bikes at 10, I can only imagine what you will be stealing at 20. I guess this is gonna be a tough lesson for this kid. Also, I’m sure at some point in his life he will be able to petition the court to have this expunged from his record, so I don’t really have much concern for his future.

  34. Jon Scovell says:

    But yet the New Black Panthers can commit a felony in the midst of a national firestorm and nothing is done.

  35. Tony Romo says:

    Was the thief dark colored in nature?

  36. guammike says:

    I want to see this go to trial. I wonder how long it’ll take to assemble of jury of peers for a 10 year old.

    1. SayWhat! says:

      lol, that’s a good one.

  37. SayWhat! says:

    What the hell is going on in Florida. Has Rick Scott put “stupid” in the drinking water?

    1. Justin Case says:

      That Nazi Rick Scott looks like colonel Klink. Seriously, is there a better example of someone who looks like a Nazi then Rick Scott? Also he is a Jack Ass.

  38. FLOYD MARTIN says:

    IF I were the cop this would have been settled on the scene!
    What a waste of time and money!
    Guess the FWB Cop is just trying to make a name for himself! (Barney Phife)
    His Chief should let the Patrolman have a few days of unpaid quite time!

  39. butman says:

    We are all going to hell.

  40. toofargone says:

    The lunatics are now in full control of the asylum. God help us all!!!

  41. mike says:

    Wow this is hilraious! 10 yr old felon maybe the kid is a hitman and this is the only thing that will stick in court

  42. ObservingGoofyness says:

    Every time I read one of these goofy police stories it’s always from Florida. When I read the headline on the Drudge Report page I guessed Florida and I was right.

  43. rufus2009a says:

    bet the tricycle was STOLEN too…anyone check THAT out…..if he had Skittles and Iced Tea on him, the 10 year old was a thug in the making.

  44. Terri Mueller says:

    What has happened to holding parents responsible!?! This is just another example of Parental Neglect and children acting out looking for attention. I don’t believe in Obama mandate abortion pill either. Teen pregancy is the responsibility of the parent. Seriously, should we be putting a label on a 10 year old child without investigating his home life first!?! Maybe he see’s his Step Mom stealing and he thinks it is okay also(?) Personally, I would of went for those Guitars!! Wow! What beauties!! 🙂

  45. kcsparky says:

    Where’s Jesse, Al and Spike…..where’s the protesters in hoodies? Is Obozo going to clain that this kid could look like his son too? Would love to look this boys parents in the eye and tell them what a wonderful job they did raising their son. Having a felon at 10 is something to be proud of. NOT!!!

  46. Toothless Dawg says:

    A bigger crime is that of whoever wrote this story posing as a journalist and writer. Please quit your job and go to work at 7-11 … you have no business trying to write for public viewing

  47. Steve Jones says:

    Probably. But if he was a niglet, I think his name would have more letters in it, and maybe a La- in the beginning. Like LaDarrelle. Maybe a hyphen and an apostropye? La’Dar-relle?

  48. grrrrrr says:

    somehow I don’t hear Obama saying that Daryl looks like his never born son. actually if Obama had a son, that little rascal would start stealing much earlier

  49. Matt says:

    Better put the kid in PC. He might smuggle a fruit back to his cell from the dining hall next. Then Holder will draft him if he works for fast and furious to cut down his obvious 3 time life sentence for stealing that kids bike.

  50. kendaddy says:

    I see the Justice depatartment was all over this. Holder had his ATF agents rush into Fort Walton, they weren’t being used to find illegal guns anyway, and visously investigate this heinous crime. After calling in the spy drones they spoted the alleged felon hot taliing it on his tricycle across the school yard. A quick call to the loacl FBI office and they had him surounded. Great job! This should appear on the Justice Files with Katey Curic soon.

  51. Justin Case says:

    IS he a spookmonkey? If not then how can you charge him with a crime?

  52. Daniel says:

    I am sickened by what this country has become. Calling the police on a child? Really? This couldn’t have been settled by the person going out, taking back the airgun and the bike and then having at talk with the parents???

  53. crypticguise says:

    Is little Darryl a black “child”. If so, isn’t he allowed a felony a year until he is 18 under the affirmative criminal action statutes?

  54. DapperDon says:

    This is a good case of “redistribution of bikes”

  55. rollo says:

    So which was it? An air rifle or air pistol?

    1. Obama's a commie says:

      Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum Revolver

  56. sean patriot says:

    First of all, Theft at 400.00 dollars is NOT a felony, secondly, WHO in their right mind spends 400 on a tricycle? Do they even make such a thing?

    1. bullrider says:

      Michelle bought two of those, for her daughter. They were ‘shabby chic’.

  57. rick says:

    If this happened, and I do question such, there are serious mental heath issues not only with the police but with these idiot teachers and principals in the public schools. You have to really wonder what these intellectually bankrupt individuals are thinking, if at all.

  58. Obama's a commie says:

    Who arrested him—Barney Fife?

  59. Linda says:

    We need to know, what is his ethnicity, and, was he wearing a hoodie?

  60. glenp says:

    Daryl PITTS and released to his stepmother I wonder which DEMOGRAPHIC (aka race) this little felon belongs to.

    reminds me of the joke “what do you call one of them on a 10 speed bike? —thief”

  61. John says:

    Wow have things changed. When I was a kid, the neighbor would have just grabbed me, gave me a good spanking. Then he would have taken me home to mother, told her what I did, so she could spank me again.

    Now you have to call the cops, and give the kid a felony record. Things have gotten better, really?

    1. bullrider says:

      Oh yes, because ‘the system’ can make sure the child gets the needed counseling (which will do not good but will make jobs for Dem voters) and he will be treated with every possible consideration for his self-esteem.

  62. lwayne says:

    Are the FWB police training to become school administrators. Idiots padding their crimes solved stats.

  63. GD says:

    Is he black? If so, Obummer says his behavior is OK. If he’s white, he must be charged with hate crimes. The emperor wishes this.

  64. JGlenn says:

    A felony? This country has officially gone insane! Th kid is 10 years old and stole a bb gun and a bicycle. He needs community service, like picking up garbage along a road for a few hours.

    1. glenp says:

      why don’t you go an adopt the little terd? big talk zero action from you

  65. KKB says:

    COULD this entire story be an early april fools joke, though? how can it possibly be legal to charge a 10 y/o with a felony, even in fort walton beach ;-)?

    1. glenp says:

      get back with me when a little schlitt steals your stuff

  66. Yirmin Snipe says:

    Since the story didn’t say “white toddler” I think we can all imagine what “culture” the little wanna be gang banger was raised in.

  67. bullrider says:

    Why was a ten year old boy riding a tricycle? Most kids give those up by the time they’re 4 years old.

  68. Ima Wright says:

    HARD LABOR!

  69. lcky9 says:

    When my oldest son was about 10 he borrowed a bike from his aunt.. it was OLD and RUSTY.. on the way home he passed a bike rack that had a nice bike not locked up.. being 10 he took the newer bike rode it home and left the older on in it’s place.. I questioned my son as to WHERE he got the bike and he explained it to me.. I did not laugh (outside) but I explained to him it was stealing all the same even if he left a replacement.. (not to mention the persons who’s bike he took wouldn’t know it was the replacement for theirs).. called the police to explain what happened.. I have to give the police credit they did not laugh either but they were smiling real big gave him the same lecture and took him and the bike back to the park and had him put the bike he took back and take the bike that was his.. although there was NO illegal entering.. there also wasn’t a FELONY charge over a bike… even with an AIR RIFLE this kid took HOW does that work to a FELONY on a 10 year old??? something is wrong with this story.. BTW .. IF a 10 year old was riding a trike I understand why he wanted a REAL bike.. I don’t know ANY 10 year old kids who ride TRIKES.. even if they get a USED bike they don’t ride trikes..

  70. Mike says:

    This child needs intervention. He is obviously bored and angry at his life. He needs better parenting, less T.V and Video games, and more responsibility. At 10 he should be doing chores, playing actively outside with friends, and punished for indiscretions. But he also needs a lot of love and support, which I feel is what he is lacking most.

  71. MAchismo says:

    The Cop should lose his job! Extremely bad judgement! There is something mentally wrong with the 10 year old. There is a bigger mental problem with the COP!. We are talking young children here. There are better ways to discipline a child. We are talking about a lifelong record, where he will not have civil rights. OVER A TRICYCLE! OVer an Air gun? This is unbelievable! The Cop committed the crime by aresting him, a complaint and follow up with the kids parents would have done it. I would sue sue sue the city till I owned it! The Policeman is a really big man, what an exsample for the department.

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