...and fired his BB gun at an abandoned house across the street. In doing so, he accidentally hit a passing car.
Cherry immediately call the sheriff’s department and offered to pay for the damage to the car. The deputy sheriff took a report but said he wasn’t going to press charges and neither was the driver.
Instead, Sam’s parents took responsibility, paid for the damages and administered parental justice.
Sam got punished. They took away his BB gun and made him do community service at their local church.
“We wanted to teach him responsibility so he’s been cleaning up around the church and polishing pews to repay the $350 it cost to repair the car,” Robbins told Fox News.
But their world got rocked when the received a letter from the Department of Juvenile Justice summoning the family to court.
“They told us that they considered it to be a violent felony — discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle,” Robbins said. “It was crazy. We completely disagreed with the charges.”