13 Year Old Boy Arrested for Throwing Snowball at Police Officer … Charged with a Felony, Aggravated Battery to a Peace Officer
Not sure if this should be a felony, but shows a complete lack of respect for authority.
A 13 year old boy has been arrested and charged with a felony for throwing a snowball at a Chicago police officer. The incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 4900 block of West Congress Parkway, about a half a block from where the boy attends school. The boy claims that he was wrongfully picked out of a crowd. The unnamed minor was charged with aggravated battery of a peace officer. The boy claims that he is not the one who threw the snow ball. Then again, every one accused of a crime is innocent. But what might be more troubling than throwing a snowball is a felony offense, is the complete and total lack of respect by this 13 year old for authority. Who is so stupid to actually throw a snow ball at a cop in his/her police marked car? In addition to the charges, the school has suspended the boy for five days.
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A 13-year-old boy arrested for allegedly hitting a Chicago police officer with a snowball says he was wrongly picked out of a crowd of kids walking home from school.
And besides, he adds, the snowball didn’t even hit the cop.
“It made me mad,” said the eighth-grader, who is facing a felony charge of battery to a police officer. “He (the officer) said the snowball hit him but it hit the car, not him.”
The officer reported that the boy threw a snowball and hit him in the arm while he sat in a marked squad car. The boy was taken into custody and charged as a juvenile with aggravated battery to a peace officer, a felony. The Tribune is not naming him because he is a minor.
Of course, the question that springs up is should the boy have been arrested for his actions. Would it have made a difference whether it was an ice-ball, rock, bottle? The New York Daily News is referencing the projectile as a “chunk of ice”. As stated earlier, what is most disturbing is that these young punks are obviously not taught at home that such an act is not only wrong, but a show of complete disrespect for authority. Hell of a way to learn a lesson.