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Today in WTF: Man Charged With Robbing Kid

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Feb 26, 2009 8:40PM

Via the Trib
Times may be tough, but robbing a kid? Really? Police arrested Dennis Lares (pictured right) last night for robbing a kid, either 9-years-old or 11-years-old, depending on which media outlet you read. The incident happened in the Austin neighborhood last night around 10:30 p.m. when Lares saw the kid carrying money and robbed him of $23. The boy, who was unharmed in the incident, then flagged down a police car. Officers chased Lares on foot and, when they caught him, he told him he did it, “Because I didn’t have any money.” A seach of Lares brought up four stolen credit cards and, in the end, he was charged with one count of robbery and four counts of theft of lost or mislaid property.