Ava Hernandez, older sister to 15-year-old Adam Hernandez got a voicemail from the Assistant Principal of Shorewood High School with news of her younger brother’s arrest. The voicemail said that he was in police custody after stealing chicken nuggets from a meal worth $2.60.
What makes this story even more ridiculous is that Hernandez was accused of stealing the chicken nuggets after his friend, Gakaree Garner, gave him the nuggets. After receiving the nuggets, Hernandez got in the lunch line to get some sauce, at which point the cafeteria cashier told the Assistant Principal that Hernandez had stole the chicken nuggets. The Assistant Principal then told the police officer in the school, who called a squad car and put Hernandez in handcuffs and tried to force him into the police car.
Adam’s sister, Ava Hernandez says, “They were like, ‘Well do you know that [the] friend receives federally free lunch?’, and I said, ‘I do now.’, and they said, ‘Well, it’s illegal to share a free lunch so either way Adam was breaking the law’.
Hernandez was later issued a municipal citation for theft and incurred a $170.00 fine, which he chose to fight in court in an attempt to keep his record clean. However, with the help of the media spreading the news of this ridiculous arrest, the Shorewood Police Chief and High School Principal decided to withdraw the theft charges against Adam Hernandez, thus canceling the scheduled court proceedings.
(Via Fox 6 News)