‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, except a teenage louse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
But this teenagers dream gift would not be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While the 16 year old didn’t like his present and went out of his head;
Mamma in her ‘kerchief, and Dad in his cap,
Watched in terror as he they saw him snap,
When right by the tree there arose such a clatter,
He slammed the humidifier on the wall it did shatter;
Away to the bedroom he flew like a flash,
The dresser mirror with his hands he did smash;
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow,
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to his wondering eyes should appear,
But three JPD policemen, and one volunteer;
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And they whistled, and shouted, and called him by name;
They grabbed him by the neck and flung him to the wall!
And took him away! took him away! took him away! thats all!”
A 16-year-old boy landed in the city lock-up after a christmas gift sent him into a rage. He hurled a humidifier across a room, breaking the device. He then smashed his hand into a large mirror, causing it to shatter into jagged pieces.
The teen had just opened a gift that he didn’t like, Jamestown police reported.
Officers were called to the home on Fairview Avenue. The boy was taken to WCA Hospital where he was treated for a minor hand injury. He was later taken to city jail where he was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief. The boy was released after his arraignment.
Police did not disclose whether officers had responded to any previous incidents at the address.