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    Stolen tux disrupts prom

    Date: 05.20.14 | by Judge Tom.

    This really is one for the books.

    Eighteen-year-old Kyle Laderoot of Prescott Valley, Arizona was determined to attend his senior prom in May, 2014. Without the funds to rent a tuxedo, Kyle decided to steal one apparently thinking he’d get away with it.


    Photo by Ayolt de Roos

    Kyle broke a store-front window and grabbed a $600.00 tux off a mannequin. The store owner called the police and, together, they  staked out the prom. The store owner saw Kyle wearing the tux and identified it by color, style and designer label. When questioned by the police, Kyle explained that he bought it at a yard sale for $100.00. However, he gave conflicting stories and couldn’t remember the location of the yard sale. He was arrested at the prom and charged with property damage and burglary.

    If Kyle is found guilty or pleads guilty to the charges, he may be placed on probation with restitution to the store and community service. If he has a juvenile record, he could get some time in jail depending on the laws in Arizona.

    Judge Tom

    This post was written by Judge Tom. Judge Tom is the founder and moderator of AsktheJudge.info. He is a retired juvenile judge and spent 23 years on the bench. He has written several books for lawyers and judges as well as teens and parents including the recently published 'Teen Cyberbullying Investigated' (Free Spirit Publishing). When he's not answering teens' questions, Judge Tom can be found hiking, traveling and reading.

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