In more cheer-spreading holiday news, an Ohio woman called the police on her own daughter, who had taken a pack of stickers out of a store they had been shopping in for Christmas presents. The hardened criminal taken into custody was six years old.
Officers arrived at the local drug store and took (!) the child down to the police station in the backseat of the patrol car. According to officials, the child was solemn (and probably shit-scared) while riding to the station.
The mother of the child stated she felt she did the ridiculous right thing in phoning law enforcement officials. She claims that it’s best to stop things at a young age before they get out of control.
I guess you have to teach your children some hard lessons in life, but calling the cops on a six year-old? May as well threaten her with a knife, like they do in other countries for theft. You know, simple ride down to the station for questioning or losing a hand over petty thievery. Equally valid options in my opinion, no?