DOCUMENT: K-12, Crime

Mom Has Child Busted For Theft Of Her Pop-Tarts

North Carolina juvenile is facing larceny charge


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Son's Pop-Tart Bust

MAY 23--A North Carolina mother had her son arrested this week for taking her Pop-Tarts without permission, police report.

The child was busted on a larceny charge, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, whose officers were summoned Monday night to a Charlotte home by Latasha Renee Love, the accused juvenile’s 37-year-old mother.

A police report notes that “the known suspect stole Pop-tarts belonging to his mother at their home at 530 Goldstaff Ln. The suspect was juvenile arrested at the time of the offence.”

Cops described the stolen goods as “Foodstuffs” valued at $5.

Love, who reportedly has had discipline issues with her child, apparently decided to have him arrested as some kind of a lesson. Love is pictured above in a mug shot snapped after a September 2009 drunk driving arrest.

The misdemeanor case against the boy will be handled in juvenile court. (2 pages)