May 21, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
As far as punishments go, it was just a little on the harsh side.
An American mother persuaded police to stage a fake arrest of her son when she caught him misbehaving.
But far from being a criminal matter the ‘offence’ was that he was playing with matches – and the boy was just five years old.
Appalled neighbours looked on, unaware the whole thing was a stunt, as officers handcuffed the crying child – who was barely tall enough to reach the wheel of their patrol car – and put him on the back seat.
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