NEWARK, Del. (CBS/AP) — New Castle County Police have charged a 14-year-old after he forced a 7-year-old into a portable toilet and knocked it over with the boy inside.
“He just started laughing and just walked away,” said 7-year-old victim Zack Montero.
It happened Sunday about 7:45 p.m. on Scottfield Drive in Newark. Police say three boys, ages 7 and 8, were riding their bikes in Hann Park when the teenager threatened Zack and forced him into a “Port-o-John.”
The teen pushed over the toilet onto the door, preventing the boy from escaping. The boy’s two friends were able to get him out. The boy, who suffered a knee injury and was covered in waste, went home and told his father.
“As a dad, immediately, I got very furious and all the thoughts of what I wanted to do about the situation went through my head were all illegal. So naturally I didn’t do that,” said Dave Montero, Zack’s dad.
The 14-year-old is charged with unlawful imprisonment, assault and harassment. He was released to his parents on $4,000 unsecured bail and ordered to have no contact with the young victim.
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