Sounds like the kids got what they deserved. Be nice to have the kids
doing the restoration at the house, and community service. All in jail
house uniforms. If I was the parents, I'd have the kids grounded for a
month after their sentence.
Christopher A. Young
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(Newser) - You see someone smashing a hammer into a house you've been
renovating. You call 911 and run inside, where you find four local
boys, aged between eight and 10, all vandalizing the house. What do
you do? New York county man Jesse Daniels decided to put the kids in a
closet until the cops arrived-a move that could now send him to jail
with charges of endangering the welfare of a child, reports 13 WHAM.
He faces a maximum sentence of a year in county jail for each charge.
"One person was sitting on the floor and the other ones were swinging,
just swinging crazy," says Daniels. He claims he took a hammer off one
kid before corralling them all into the closet. "I said listen you
guys are staying here until the police come, period," he says. But the
boys and their parents tell a different story. They say Daniels
threatened the kids with the hammer and grabbed one boy by the throat.
"I understand they were in the wrong but there are other ways to
handle it," says one father. "He knew who the kids were it's not like
they were strangers and send the kids home and call the cops then. You
don't sit there and torment them and tell them you're going to bash
their skulls in with a hammer." The kids face felony charges of second
degree burglary and second degree criminal mischief.