Two Tulsa teens arrested for stealing a sweatshirt

Wednesday, December 22nd 2004, 5:44 am
By: News On 6

Some teenagers are in custody after stealing a sweatshirt right off the back of an 11 year old boy. And they showed him a gun to make sure he knew they meant business.

The boy was wearing a "West Coast Choppers" sweatshirt when two teens approached and threatened him with a gun, then knocked him down and took the shirt off his back. He ran home to tell his father, who couldn't believe his son would be threatened over a sweatshirt.

Michael Delton: "They're not all that expensive, $40 at Wal-Mart, but it's the notoriety of it. Some of these kids around here can't afford that, so they've been taught they can take what they want and it's not right."

Tulsa Police found the teens, one 14, the other 17, who turned over the shirt and a BB pistol. They were arrested.