10 Year Old Wrecks Dollar Stow

Smoking Gun:

On December 9, police in Tallahassee, Florida received a 911 call from a Dollar General store reporting that a “black male juvenile” was “destroying” the business.

When officers arrived at the Crawfordville Road store, the suspect was being detained outside the front entrance. Inside, evidence of the boy’s rampage was strewn across the convenience store’s aisles.

For unknown reasons, the child--who did not appear to be in the company of an adult--spent several minutes knocking over displays and pushing merchandise off store shelves. The vandalism ended when the boy was accosted by a young man who pulled him out of the store and held the child until police arrived.

A 3:29 video of the Dollar General vandalism was posted early yesterday to Facebook by a male shopper who recorded part of the boy’s outburst (and who had items thrown at him by the juvenile).

Posted by: Howie at 10:01 AM


1 I saw something like this when I was in college. An upset freshman girl went through the dorm picking up breakables and throwing them to the ground. Something was wrong with her, and something is wrong with this kid. I am glad somebody big grabbed him and held him without beating him.

The next question is, what do you do with one like this? The male shopper that took the video made several comments that suggest he knew the kid, and that the kid has no family. If there is no adult guardian for this kid, who will help straighten him out?

Posted by: Valerie at December 31, 2014 11:08 AM

2 Two things SHOULD happen here. First, the parents (or grandparents more likely) should be made to pay for any damages because he is unstable and was unsupervised by an adult. Second, he should be evaluated by a psychologist so that whatever is wrong with him can be dealt with. God bless his teachers at school. They have probably been begging for help with this child to no avail. I deal with them all the time...

Posted by: Frustrated Teacher at December 31, 2014 11:27 AM

3 It is hard to believe that it took about 5 minutes before someone was man enough to put a stop to the nonsense. I think the boy's mother/father/guardian should have to pay for a minimum amount of damages. At the point the store employees found out what was going on and elected to do nothing about it, that is where I stop the guardian's liability. The store employees have a duty to mitigate the store's damages; and from what I saw, they did not even try.

Posted by: Captain Harlock at December 31, 2014 12:29 PM

4 I agree in principle with you Harlock, but it depends on what the employees have been told. Also, the fear of being sued/arrested/harassed for even TOUCHING a child these days is strong in people. As a teacher I speak from firsthand knowledge. Parents are crazy about their kids being touched by adults and teachers...no matter what the reason...

Posted by: Frustrated Teacher at December 31, 2014 12:42 PM

5 I say, is that - yes, I believe it IS - it's that young Obama boy. Barack's son, I'm sure of it.

Posted by: bamabubba at December 31, 2014 12:52 PM

6 Obama should be somehow blamed for this. And by this I mean the spelling error it shows just how bad our educational system has become
Shouldn't some teacher have pointed it out instead of me a mere high school grad ?

Posted by: righter at December 31, 2014 12:56 PM

7 The child may be autistic and he does need help.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at December 31, 2014 01:16 PM

8 If that was my store, the little shit would be lying in a bloody puddle.

Posted by: Hoos at December 31, 2014 02:03 PM

9 I hit play before I read the article and I had to read that first line a few times before "Tallahassee" sunk in.. I thought for sure that was the Dollar General on 10the Ave and Florida Mango in Lake Worth(thats just south of West Palm Beach) but apparently jit is just as popular with the hoods in our state capital as it is down here.

Posted by: President Not Sure at December 31, 2014 02:15 PM

10 Part 2

Posted by: Joe at December 31, 2014 02:38 PM

11 Hungry, no junk food left at home, his homes ate it all. Hav ta get lock up for samish.

Posted by: Phil at December 31, 2014 02:48 PM

12 That part 2 was instructive. I wonder who that stupid b!tch in the background was. Unlike the other older people in the video, she is part of the problem. Shame on her.

Posted by: Valerie at December 31, 2014 04:25 PM

13 Another frustrated teacher here. Take a good long look at this video. Watch it again. This is what teachers deal with today. Next time someone tells you our education system is terrible, think about this video. How much instruction time do you think is lost due to out bursts like this? Do you think this kid would respond to a detention or suspension? There is something very wrong with our young kids today, yet the kids are getting more mental health care then ever before. So, what is the solution? For this kid, this is that proverbial big red warning sign that says "deeply troubled." He's 10 and has no problem threatening complete strangers with violence if he doesn't have his way. Hello! This kid will end up in jail someday!

Posted by: Another Frustrated Teacher at December 31, 2014 11:36 PM

14 President Not Sure

Jit is slang for a young wannabee or novice gangster thug. It is what older kids or young adults call the youngens. The guy also said jit was "going ham," which is an acronym for hardcore muther F****r.

Posted by: Another Frustrated Teacher at December 31, 2014 11:41 PM

15 Gypsies use a tactic similar to this to distract everyone in a store while others who dont spear to be connected use the moment to covertly enter back offices and steal, or empty registers or steal high ticket items.

Posted by: rumcrook at January 01, 2015 08:01 PM

16 Ain't noone above a good ass whoopin.

Posted by: President Rome at January 01, 2015 08:09 PM

17 "yet the kids are getting more mental health care then ever before."

Or just being fed drugs which turn alot of them into ticking time bombs.

Posted by: renovamarne at January 02, 2015 10:32 AM

18 In the Progressive Universe, this is a perfect child. Minority, criminal, victim, candidate for drug manipulation, seeker of "Social Justice". Perfect Progressive.

Posted by: Nadadhimmi at January 04, 2015 10:15 AM

19 In 3 years, the kid will sneak up behind two cops sitting in their car and kill them. Then, we'll have to listen to all that shit about " a good kid ".

Posted by: Nadadhimmi at January 04, 2015 10:24 AM

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