Charlotte, NC – A woman in North Carolina had her juvenile son arrested for allegedly stealing her Pop-Tarts.
According to the Charlotte Observer, the woman called police on Monday to report that her Pop-Tarts had been stolen from her home. She also told them that her son was the theif and that she wanted him arrested.
Since Charlotte’s crime rate is -6.7% lower in March than it was the same time last year, a bored police officer obliged and placed the kid under juvenile arrest. He’s been charged with larceny/misdemeanor and will appear in juvenile court.
One of the boy’s neighbors laughed when informed he’d been arrested for stealing his mother’s Pop-Tarts. “He seems real nice to me. I mean, he is real respectful,” said the neighbor. Another neighbor told reporters that the food in her house is there for her kids. “It would be nice if they asked, but they don’t. They are kids,” they said.
While the boy’s mother declined to comment, the arrest report stated the mother has been having ongoing discipline issues with her son, so she decided to use this incident to teach him a lesson.
The last time a Pop-Tart was mentioned on this site, a kid was suspended from school for making a Pop-Tart gun then pointing it at another student in the cafeteria.