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Boy arrested for opening present

Date 7 Dec 2006

A 12-year-old boy has been arrested for opening one of his Christmas presents early. The boy, from Rock Hill, South Carolina, was taken to the local police station after unwrapping a Nintendo Game Boy Advance. The console had been wrapped by the boy’s grandmother and put under the Christmas tree with strict instructions not to touch it before December 25, reports the Sun.

But the next day she found the gift had been opened and told her grandson’s mother, who then called the police. They charged him with petty theft and he now faces a court appearance. The boy’s mother said her son had a history of bad behaviour. She added: "I'm trying to get him some kind of help."

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