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Jail for Breaking Dishes
February 11, 2008 permalink
A Washington family wants their foster daughter jailed for breaking dishes. The news is ambiguous on whether the dishes were broken by accident or as deliberate mischief. Either way, this story shows the difference between parents and foster contractors. The girl is treated as a prisoner or slave, not a child. No real parents would have their child jailed for breaking dishes.
Foster Child Arrested for Breaking Dishes
A 17-year-old girl living with foster parents was arrested Saturday after she slammed a box full of antique dishes valued at $5,000, Bremerton Police reports said.
Police were called to he house on the 1500 block of Crestview Drive at about 2:45 p.m., reports said.
The couple has four foster children and three biological children. The 17-year-old had assaulted one of her foster parents in the past and "the situation has not improved," the reports said.
On Saturday, the family was helping to unload a truck when the 17-year-old asked one of the smaller children to carry inside a box containing a 60-piece set of antique dishes. The box was too heavy for the child, so the teenager carried it inside and "slammed" it down, breaking 11 of the 60 pieces. The parents told officers the set had been appraised at $5,000.
When interviewed by officers, the teenager denied she broke the items and said she did not want to go to juvenile detention.
She was arrested for investigation of first-degree malicious mischief, domestic violence, and booked into the Kitsap County juvenile detention facility.
Source: Kitsap Sun