12-Year-Old Arrested By Mistake- Say “What!?”
Man, sometimes it must suck to be a younger brother. Jacob, a 12-year-old boy was sitting alone in the lobby of a police station in Indiana while he was waiting for his family who was upstairs with his brother who had just been arrested when a police officer approached him.
I saw a police officer and he had a phone and he goes, ‘is this the boy I’m supposed to take,’ and the lady goes, ‘yeah.
The boy was then told to stand up while the officer patted him down.
He said, ‘can you put your hands on the wall and spread your legs,’ and he checked me and he was like, ‘just to make sure you have no weapons on you.
This lady came and said, ‘can you get in this cell for me,’ and I was like, ‘sure.’
He then sat in the cell for several minutes until officials realized they took him, thinking it was his 17-year-old brother.
The officer has resigned after this mix-up. What would you do if your kid was mistakenly arrested?