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Twelve Year Old Arrested for Opening Christmas Present Early

A fed-up mother in Rock Hill had her troubled son arrested for rummaging through his great-grandmother's things and taking his Christmas present early.

COLUMBIA - A fed-up mother was angry that her 12-year-old son had rummaged through his great-grandmother's things and played with his Christmas present early.So she had him arrested.The mother called police Sunday after learning her son had disobeyed orders and repeatedly taken a Game Boy from its hiding place at his great-grandmother's house next door and played it. He was arrested on petty larceny charges, taken to the local police station in handcuffs and held until his mother picked him up after church.The boy's mother says her grandmother had spent months paying for the gift. She says her son has a history of being disobedient "and getting away with it."The boy's case will be presented to juvenile authorities, who will decide what happens to him..

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