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10-year-old boy charged with felony burglary after stealing bicycle, police say

This product image provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, shows the Bridgeway International "Next" men's 26-inch bicycle. About 91,000 ?Next? bicycles are being recalled because the chain can break, which could cause the rider to lose control and fall. The bikes were sold at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. from February through July, 2011. (AP Photo/U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

A 10-year-old boy was charged with felony burglary after stealing a bicycle (not the one pictured above).
AP Photo/U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
(CBS) FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. -- A 10-year-old boy was arrested and charged with a felony burglary after allegedly stealing a $400 bicycle and an Airsoft BB gun from a garage.

According to CBS Tampa, the Fort Walton Beach Police Department said police officers responding to the call found the suspect, Daryl Pitts, near the victim's home and in possession of a bicycle whose serial numbers matched those of the one that was stolen.

Pitts allegedly returned to the scene of the crime on his tricycle and left it there in order to ride away on the bike, worth a reported $400.

The victim's fiance saw Daryl after he came back to get his temporarily abandoned tricycle and was able to describe him to police.

"[He] eventually admitted to stealing the ... pistol from the garage ... then returning later to steal the bicycle," the incident report states.

The NWF Daily News reports the boy was read his Miranda rights in front of his stepmother and taken into custody for burglary to an occupied dwelling, according to the report.

Pitts was ultimately released to his stepmother.


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