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Defense Against Social Worker

September 11, 2013 permalink

When a social worker came to seize a teenager in Virginia he defended himself with a booby trap and a barricade.



Police: Teen 'booby traps,' barricades himself in Haymarket home

A 16-year-old Haymarket boy was arrested after police said he barricaded himself in a basement for nearly 12 hours on Saturday.

Officers arrived in the 15100 block of Doe Ridge Road in Haymarket shortly before 8 a.m. for the report of a barricade.

A 59-year-old woman told police she was a case worker with Wythe County Department of Social Services and she was at the home to remove a 16-year-old from foster care.

She was trying to contact the teen at the basement door when she noticed what looked like "booby traps" leading to the back of the home, Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok said.

She found a trip wire and nails, with the nails placed pointing upwards. The woman stepped on one of the nails as she walked up to home, but it only went through her shoe, not into her foot, police said.

When officers discovered the teen had barricaded himself in his basement bedroom, they activated the SWAT team.

The 16-year-old surrendered to officers around 7:30 p.m.

He was charged with attempted malicious wounding and was being held at the Juvenile Detention Center.

Source:, Manassas