Teenager knocks down 2-year-old child before stealing his iPad (video)By Mason White 3:03 PM April 30, 2015
|The 16-year-old suspect|
By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) Many people were angered after seeing a teenage boy stealing an iPad from a toddler.
Police in Texas, released a video of the 16-year-old boy stealing the iPad from the child.
After the video went viral, the teens mother turned him in to police.
Houston Public Information Officer Jodi Silva said that the teen’s father saw the surveillance video on the news and recognized his son. He called the teen’s mother. She then called police and turned him in.
The teenager, who has not been named because of his age, was arrested after his mother handed him over, police said.
The arrest of the teenager in Houston, came hours after the video of the theft outside the laundromat was released.
The teenager is now a suspect in a series of previous robberies in the area.
In the video, the teen is seen walking outside the store, and when he spotted the 2-year-old holding the iPad, he grabbed it from the child’s hand.
The child fell to the ground and suffered minor bruises.
His 7-year-old sister, who witnessed the robbery, was traumatized by the incident, according to her mother.
The mother said that her daughter is “scared to go outside” while the 2-year-old child just wants his iPad back.