A South Carolina mother has had her 12-year-old son arrested for opening his Christmas presents early.
The boy was taken into custody after his mother discovered he had entered his great-grandmother’s house and taken presents from their hiding place.
The boy was handcuffed and taken to a local police station on petty larceny charges.
The boy’s mother, Brandi Ervin, told the Associated Press news agency she had acted to teach her son a lesson.
“He’s been going through life doing things… and getting away with it,” she said.
He had repeatedly taken the present, a Nintendo video game console, from its hiding place in his great-grandmother’s house.
How pathetic is that? Here’s a thought from the Soapbox – move the present somewhere else!