9-year-old boy arrested after allegedly stealing gum

“A local judge issued an arrest warrant for a 9-year-old for failure to appear in court,” he told CNN. “Our officer located the child sometime last week, transported the child to the detention facility. The child was not handcuffed and was treated very well.”

Even so, the police chief called the arrest warrant for the child “odd” and said “it is a most unusual circumstance.”

Haug said he was not sure whether the mother will face any charges.