Baltimore police arrested a 7-year-old boy, handcuffed him, then hauled him off to the station house where they took his mug shot and fingerprints.
The youngster's offense?
He allegedly rode a dirt bike on a sidewalk.
Dinkins, who turned 7 last month, was sitting on the bike with the motor off on a sidewalk near his home in east Baltimore when an officer grabbed him by the collar and pulled him off the bike, according to his mother Kikisa Dinkins, who witnessed the arrest.
"I told them to let go of my baby," Dinkins recalled. "Since when do you pull a 7-year-old child by his neck and drag him?"
Dinkins said she called for a police supervisor to intervene, but the confrontation continued to escalate after the supervisor arrived on the scene.
"They started yelling at him, 'Do you know what you did wrong, son?'" Dinkins said. "He was so scared he ran upstairs."Police confiscated the dirt bike and placed her son under arrest.
At the station, young Gerard was handcuffed to a bench and interrogated, before he was released to the custody of his parents.
Great use of police resources there, isn't it? I guess terrifying seven year old kids is easier than actually chasing down real criminals.