Middle School Student Charged With Larceny For Stealing Free Milk
Ryan Turk is a middle school student in Virginia who is on a free lunch program, which makes the fact that he's been charged with larceny for 'stealing' a 65c milk that he wasn't actually meant to pay for in the first place a real head scratcher.
I had to look up larceny, because I don't have a law degree. "...larceny is the trespassory taking (caption) and carrying away (asportation, removal) of the tangible personal property of another with the intent to deprive him or her of its possession permanently."
Here's the short version of what happened:
The situation began May 10 at Graham Park Middle School in Triangle when Ryan, according to his mother, went back to the lunch line to get his milk.
It was then that a Prince William County Police Officer accused Ryan of stealing the milk, WJLA reported.
Ryan then became disorderly, police said, and needed to be placed in handcuffs.
The teenager said he indeed pulled back from the officer.
"I yanked away from him, I told him to get off of me because he's not my Dad," the middle school student said.
Ryan was then taken to the principal's office and searched for drugs "because he was fidgety, kept pulling on the strings of his pants, and laughing when we were trying to talk to him and just wouldn't talk," Shamise Turk said.
Ryan Turk has since been charged with larceny and ordered to appear in juvenile court. (Fox8)
Now, Ryan is suspended and hanging out at home, learning a whole lot of nothing. Well done, adults.