January 30th, 2013
04:24 PM ET

Parents: New York City boy handcuffed over $5 theft

The family of a 7-year-old Bronx boy is suing the city of New York and its police force for $250 million, claiming the child was falsely arrested and handcuffed over a $5 theft.
After being accused of stealing the money from a fellow student in November, the parents say, the boy was taken out of his third-grade class in the Bronx and detained by authorities.
The family filed the suit last week, but the incident came into the spotlight early Wednesday in New York when the boy's mother released a photo of the boy being handcuffed.
The court filing says the child was handcuffed by police, held for 10 hours and charged with two counts of robbery that were later dropped.
But the New York Police Department disputes those allegations, saying the claims are exaggerated.


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  1. banasy©

    What a lovely lesson for little Timmy: steal money, sue for millions.
    Perhaps if they win this ridiculous lawsuit, they can afford to give Little Timmy some money so he won't steal other's money.

    January 30, 2013 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      What is that series Mansion? Where the children kill the parents for their millions.

      January 30, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • ronvan

      Good comment "B": I guess the cops were scared of this boy so they cuffed him?

      January 31, 2013 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  2. BOMBO

    Maybe he was like "Wow, a real police station. Cool. Are those real handcuffs? Can I try them?" And so on.

    Hi banasy. How goes it?

    January 30, 2013 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio)"Right Wing Insanity"

    The taking of "anything" that does not rightfully belong to you? Somehow I get the idea that is stealing alright.

    January 30, 2013 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio)"Right Wing Insanity"

    OK. Reward people for being bad. Like we did not see that comming.

    January 30, 2013 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Scottish Mama

    Scared straight? I bet he remembers this forever. Will it make him think twice before he steals? I think it may. It is the tramatic things that we remember, maybe they should pay the police dept. for disapline.

    January 30, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio)"Right Wing Insanity"

    $31.25 from each and every New Yorker. Charge the Defendants AND thier legal aid with panhandleing.

    January 30, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Scottish Mama

    Hi Jeff.

    January 30, 2013 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. The_Truth

    New York City cops are the worst..
    They should be fired.
    A 7 yr old??? The DA should file charges against the cops, who should know better.

    And where is the NANNY Mayor now??? Quiet as a church mouse.he usually has plenty to say..

    January 30, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. fabasard

    Ready to feel bad? What you were not told is that he was WRONGFULLY accused. HE DIDN'T HAVE THE MONEY. There were two other boys and one of them had it. Had the police done their job, this would not have happened. Very nice.

    January 31, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Saddened by the Insanity

    Boo. Hoo. Was he beaten? Was he maced? No. Then too bad. We've made the schools so fearful of being sued they had no choice but the call the cops rather than deal with it. We coddle everyone so much that we are slowly turning the country into millions of pampered athletes (Minus the athletics) who have never experienced the real world.

    January 31, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Double MP

    Totally worth a quarter of a billion dollars!

    February 11, 2013 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |