A 12 year old boy in Columbia, S.C. decided that he couldn't wait until Christmas to play with his Nintendo Game Boy. Can't wait 19 more days, huh?
I must say that when I was young that I could hardly wait for Christmas to come. The night before always seemed to be the most agonizing. Waiting and waiting(now, my mother will not allow my younger sisters to open their presents until the whole family is present and accounted for, which is why I show up around ten... heh).
But this young boy decided instead to go to Grandma's next door and get his present early and play with it. So, did he get a paddling? Nah. Better call the cops.
The mother called police Sunday after learning her son had disobeyed orders and repeatedly taken a Game Boy from its hiding place at his grandmother's house next door and played it. He was arrested on petty larceny charges, taken to the local police station in handcuffs and held until his mother picked him up after church.
Ouch! That'll teach him. From what the rest of the article says, he deserved it. Better yet, he really doesn't even deserve a present that nice anyway. If I acted the way this kid did when I ways his age, I would be lucky to get underwear and socks for Christmas.