Saturday, May 30, 2009

Who's Your Prom Date?

Imagine the conversation between the father and daughter that took place AFTER her prom.

Police arrested a Pittsburgh homicide suspect at his high school prom and took him to their headquarters in a white tuxedo.

The 17-year-old boy was arrested at the Schenley High School prom and is accused of participating in a March 1 robbery in which a 16-year-old accomplice was shot in the back by accident. The 16-year-old died two weeks later at a hospital.

Detectives on Thursday arrested a 20-year-old suspect and got a warrant for the 17-year-old.

Police say the boy was informed by a homicide detective that a warrant was out for his arrest but decided not to turn himself in and go to his prom instead.

Now, I may not ever know why the detective told the young man about the warrant and didn't arrest him on the spot--that part doesn't make sense. But, I can only imagine what the father of the young man's date must have said!

Maybe it was a good thing he was arrested!

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