Sixth Grader Arrested At Request of Parents After Giving Away Mom’s Jewelry

Police in Callaway, Florida arrested a sixth-grade child at the request of his step father after the boy took the mother’s jewelry and gave it away to other kids.

The step father insisted on the arrest after the boy took $7,000 worth of his mother’s jewelry and handed out diamond, emerald, and sapphire jewelry at school.

The boy was booked into the Bay County Jail on grand theft charges.

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30 thoughts on “Sixth Grader Arrested At Request of Parents After Giving Away Mom’s Jewelry”

  1. @

    those were the good ol days! we got to play outside!

    and we got the best kind a dirty…

  2. AY:

    ” … especially known for his ‘paradoxical statements and strange deeds.’”


    Mrs. mespo727272 would like all to know that is her description of me, too.

    I post this under duress.

  3. Atari? No, we played outside in the big cardboard box the refrigerator came in. And don’t forget lawn darts, no bicycle helmets and gigantic metal jungle gyms on concrete. Ah, the good old days!

  4. CE:
    This is the line that has me ROFLMAO!!
    ” if she had to stop suddenly, and if your head hit the dashboard, well that was your fault for calling “shot gun” in the first place!”:-))

  5. hahahahahaha!

    Eniobob, that was wonderful…I could relate to everydamthing…except “But now that I’m over the ripe old age of thirty”

    …cause that stuff was all PROGRESS to me…;)

  6. enibob….
    Ahhhh thanks for the memories. I may print this and tape it to the flat screens in each of my sons’ rooms this morning!

  7. Speaking of kids:

    Growing up without a cell phone

    If you are 30, or older, you might think this is hilarious!

    When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning…Uphill…Barefoot… BOTH ways yadda, yadda, yadda

    And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on my kids about how hard I had it and how easy they’ve got it!

    But now that I’m over the ripe old age of thirty, I can’t help but look around and notice the youth of today. You’ve got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a damn Utopia! And I hate to say it, but you kids today, you don’t know how good you’ve got it!

    I mean, when I was a kid we didn’t have the Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the damn library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalog!!

    There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter – with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox, and it would take like a week to get there! Stamps were 10 cents!

    Child Protective Services didn’t care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our ass! Nowhere was safe!

    There were no MP3’s or Napsters or iTunes! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself!

    Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio, and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car..We’d play our favorite tape and “eject” it when finished, and then the tape would come undone rendering it useless. Cause, hey, that’s how we rolled, Baby! Dig?

    We didn’t have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called, they got a busy signal, that’s it!

    There weren’t any freakin’ cell phones either. If you left the house, you just didn’t make a damn call or receive one. You actually had to be out of touch with your “friends”. OH MY GOD!!! Think of the horror…not being in touch with someone 24/7!!! And then there’s TEXTING. Yeah, right. Please! You kids have no idea how annoying you are.

    And we didn’t have fancy Caller ID either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your parents, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, the collection agent…you just didn’t know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

    We didn’t have any fancy PlayStation or Xbox video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like ‘Space Invaders’ and ‘Asteroids’. Your screen guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination!!! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen…Forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!

    You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel!!! NO REMOTES!!! Oh, no, what’s the world coming to?!?!

    There was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I’m saying? We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little rat-finks!

    And we didn’t have microwaves. If we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove! Imagine that!

    And our parents told us to stay outside and play…all day long. Oh, no, no electronics to soothe and comfort. And if you came back inside…you were doing chores!

    And car seats – oh, please! Mom threw you in the back seat and you hung on. If you were luckily, you got the “safety arm” across the chest at the last moment if she had to stop suddenly, and if your head hit the dashboard, well that was your fault for calling “shot gun” in the first place! See! That’s exactly what I’m talking about! You kids today have got it too easy.. You’re spoiled rotten! You guys wouldn’t have lasted five minutes back in 1980 or any time before!”

  8. “It must be an enlightening moment- at age eleven- to realize that your value to your parents is just about $7,000.00.”

    “By the way, any guy that would have a six-year-old arrested for a non-violent crime is total scum. And any woman that would stay with him is even worse.”

    This child was in sixth grade…not 6 years old. Between 10-12 years old.
    That is a time that peer pressure challenges every thing you have learned up to that point. The cusp for correction before that kids goes off and decides he will join a gang or be a geek. Looks to me, luckily for that kiddo, like those parents cared enough to stop that behavior before it ruined his whole life…and …those parents don’t care if we call them names.
    I would only add that I wonder what other behaviors precipitated this decision on thier part…

  9. George and AY.

    My Parents also. Pity all are not the same.

    I am not familiar with your laws in the US, but here in the UK, the anti-smacking nutters are gradually winning against common sense. Now a child can only be smacked by close family.

    Close family does not include step-parents here.

    As a result we have had several cases where young children have been given a criminal record for something that should only get a whack round the head or a slapped bum.

    Calling the cops on them is the only option left. Crazy.

    Perhaps this is the case here?

  10. I remember once my father telling me a story of his youth as an “airforce brat” living on one of the many Canadian Airforce bases. As the story goes, he and his friends were at a local
    ” corner store ” and they each ” pocketed ” some sort of treat. They mustn’t have been very good theives as they were all caught and parents were contacted. When my grandfather arrived home that evening and learned the news, he arranged to have the MP’s pick up his 9 year old son and drive around in the MP car for a while under the impression that he was going to jail. Moral of the story, he never stole anything again.
    Now my dad’s experience, if in fact a true account ( my father is a great story teller 😉 ) was a scare tactic only….but an effective one which carried down to me. Who knows, perhaps he told the story only to ensure that his children didn’t break the law…but it worked.
    These parents definately went a little over board in actually having the boy charged with theft if it was a lesson that they were trying to teach him. If, in fact, it was simply the value of the stolen goods that they were trying to retrieve rather than teach this boy a lesson about stealing then shame on them!

  11. Arresting the child appears to be the only way to get the jewelry back. As stolen property the police will force his classmate to return the items.

  12. AY,

    My parents were the same way. Now, it seems, the appropriate response is to call the police so that they can Taser, beat or just generally traumatize your child FOR YOU. 😉

    By the way, any guy that would have a six-year-old arrested for a non-violent crime is total scum. And any woman that would stay with him is even worse.

  13. mespo et al,

    How about this, it seems appropriate: “If I meet a hundred-year-old man and I have something to teach him, I will teach; if I meet an eight-year-old boy and he has something to teach me, I will learn.”


    Zhàozhōu Cōngshěn (Chinese: 趙州從諗; Wade-Giles: Chao-chou Ts’ung-shen; Japanese: Jōshū Jūshin) (778–897), was a Chán (Zen) Buddhist master especially known for his “paradoxical statements and strange deeds”[1].

  14. As a child of some of the verbosity, I understand where he is coming from. Back then the parent just beat the crap out of you and that was the end of it.

  15. I agree with you AY that there is more here than meets the eye. I was just wondering about the child’s perspective in all of this. Rather than treating it as a cry for help, or a sign of a deeper emotional issue, we have a step-parent counting comparative pennies lost.

  16. mespo,

    This is sad when a child is taking things from people “who love him” and giving them to others for approval, to be liked or even as sad as it may seem to support a drug habit. I had a 10 year old cousin that got hooked on heroin. Their family’s side of disasters exceeded ours. I know its a poor measuring stick.

    Lets ask the parents and step dad exactly how much attention they paid the probable prize child from the divorce. Sometimes divorce is more about revenge and of course a Modifiable Annuity…..Child Support….

    It is certainly not the best interest of the child when two people able to conceive a child would treat them them this way.

  17. It must be an enlightening moment- at age eleven- to realize that your value to your parents is just about $7,000.00.

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