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Boy Attempted To Grab Officer's Gun, Bit Him

July 16, 2013  | 

A 6-year-old boy Pittsburgh Police stopped for trying to steal bicycles attempted to grab an officer's gun and then bit him while inside a patrol car, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

After Officer Paul Abel stopped the boy at 7 p.m. Friday in the 2000 block of Straubs Lane, the boy karate-chopped him, disconnected the top of the officer's holster, and used both hands to try to grab the officer's gun, he wrote in his police report.

Officer Abel picked up the boy while he was kicking and screaming. He placed him in a patrol car. The boy then began kicking the windows of the car and, when the officer opened the rear door, lunged at the officer's hand and bit him. Because of his age, the boy has not been charged.

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Chuck @ 7/16/2013 5:39 PM

The Officer should have deployed his baton and split this punk's head. I would be willing to bet that had this member of the Future Criminals of America been successful in gaining control of the gun, the Officer would have been held liable and probably fired regardless if anyone was hurt.

Capt. Crunch @ 7/16/2013 7:32 PM

He must be a very large 6 year old with mental health problems.

[email protected] @ 7/16/2013 10:41 PM

Capt.Crunch, you ever had to deal with a six year old hellcat? He doesn't have to be big or have mental health problems to do you harm or shoot you. That mindset can get you killed on the street. Maybe the sperm donors should be held accountable. Blues,Stay Safe.

Oops? @ 7/16/2013 10:58 PM

I would hate to work with someone with so little control of his/her suspects that a 6 year old nearly got control of the Officers firearm.

Capt. Crunch @ 7/17/2013 12:25 AM

Yea Bob, I did deal with a 6 year old hellcat and at that time I was also 6 years old. Just for your information I turned him into a kitten.

Nichole @ 7/17/2013 4:11 AM

Oops - Are you joking? He couldn't cuff the kid, adult handcuffs don't work on tiny arms. And you don't expect to have to wrestle a 6 year old to the ground, face down, and zip tie him just to restrain him in the back of your car to take him home to his parents.

If this was an adult, I'd have to agree with you. But since it's a child, you're an idiot.

Janet Walker @ 7/17/2013 6:55 AM

He is a menace to society at an early age. What will he do next? No fear of the Law! Spare the rod, spoil the child. His parents should beat that butt!!!!!!!!!!

Really? @ 7/17/2013 8:38 AM

This kid must live in a violent and unmonitored household. That is so sad to be that young with that much bad stuff in him.. Shame on the parents..

Tim @ 7/17/2013 9:24 AM

The problem is this boy is taught to do things like that and no one will hold him accountable. He will continue to act this way

Bman @ 7/17/2013 9:32 AM

In Florida, he would have been baker acted for mental evaluation and maybe children and family services would have been contacted (especially if he was unsupervised). I have a little zip tie/string restraint that could be used on little wrists and he could have been hobbled as well. I baker acted a kid that was kicking me and my windows and I was the only person without a hobble/leg restraint that I could just hang out the door and be done with it. Not anymore.

Capt. Crunch @ 7/17/2013 9:42 AM

The boy is only 6 years old, he has his whole life a head of him. There is no such thing as a child born bad. Tim, is right when he said the child was taught that way. CPS, should get involved in this case and I bet the boy will turn out to be a good man. Give him a chance.

Troop @ 7/17/2013 11:40 AM

The future of our country in action.

Ann @ 7/22/2013 8:59 AM

Mom should have been charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. Maybe if she would have to answer to the courts she would ensure her child doesn't act like that again.

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