NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police said they arrested a 10-year-old suburban New York boy after some playful roughhousing got out of hand and turned into a mugging.

The fight happened just after 6 p.m. Wednesday at a New Rochelle park.

Police Capt. Joseph Schaller says the two boys, both 10, were play-fighting when things turned rough.

One of them made a comment about getting a knife. According to police, the other boy tried to walk away, but the other child followed him and demanded $7. Schaller says that when the boy refused, he was punched in the face.

Police were called after the alleged victim told his mother what happened.

Police charged the boy Thursday with felony robbery. Because of his age, the matter will be handled in Family Court.

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Comments (13)
  1. Renee says:

    These kids do what they see, be it by their parents or by there peers, tv etc. but it is time to make an example out of some of them. They have this “I’m a minor and nothing will happen ” attitude. For those parents that try to do the right things by your kids, hold your head up. Your kids have their own minds and you can teach them right from wrong but you can’ make them “honor” your teachings, they have to want to do it themselves.

  2. jerseyjoey says:

    Ok, ill say it, what race are they?? noticed the Liberal cbs news story here left all that out by design. see like i said in another post today, truth is what liberals fear, case in point was this story, if these kids where White or Legall americans This story would plaster it all over the artical in one form or another.

  3. KPMc says:

    So… about a hundred years of bullies taking other kids lunch money and they were all felonies?

    I had no idea.

  4. Bernie Sanders says:

    what kind of people are raining these kids ?

    1. WRG says:

      Not always about the “raining” or did you mean “RASING”.

  5. Da N Word says:

    This kid needs to be held, face up, underneath an incontinent donkey.

  6. marlboro says:

    Enough of this family court garbage. He committed an adult act and he should be tried, sentenced, and incarcerated as an adult.

  7. Peter says:

    we will have to build more prisons for the up and coming youths. future criminals

  8. Moron says:

    This is ridiculous. These kids need to appreciate the value of money. If they are interested in embodying the entrepreneurial spirit through muggings, they really need to do better than $7.

  9. Marina Ios says:

    well, sorry to say this, but there are lots, lots of these so-called “kids” , including my building, it is not about race- based on my findings- it is mostly based on years of exaggeration regarding so called “child abuse” , normal people are not able to apply certain , stricter rules to their kids, cause right away they run to teachers, complaining and lying about being slapped or smth by parents.
    there is no time and no possibility for many parents to apply a strict-efficient education
    these are tomorrows criminals and there are lots of them, unfortunately

  10. Mike says:

    INTELLIGENCE OF THE IDIOT BRING RACE INTO THIS??? We already know the answer…

  11. Michael Adler says:


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