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NYPD Gets Their Man - Errr, Seven-Year-Old - After Ten Hours of Questioning

by Abby Zimet

Reyes' mother took this picture with her cell phone when she saw him at the station. Smart lady.

The family of Bronx third-grader Wilson Reyes is suing the NYPD for $250 million after the seven-year-old perp was arrested at school, handcuffed, detained and interrogated for four hours at school and another six at the station - with occasional threats they'd put him away “with the big boys” - over a missing $5 he may or may not have taken from another kid who he may or may not have earlier bullied. Police say “Everything was done properly - he was arrested for a robbery." If they hadn't handcuffed him to that pipe, they add, "we would have had an escaped prisoner on our hands.”

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