Reports say Ray Raftery pulled up to buy gas in St. Petersburg last week when the boy advised the elderly man that his tire was low. When Raftery checked on the tire, McKinnon reportedly jumped in the driver's seat and sped off.
We suspect McKinnon is a good boy who fell in with the wrong crowd, but was turning his life around when he succumbed to temptation, a by-product of oppression caused by white privilege.
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A 12-year-old Florida boy was arrested Monday after police said he stole a car from an 89-year-old man.
Tyron McKinnon, 12, was on a bicycle and called over to Ray Raftery, 89, who was pumping gas in St. Petersburg on Friday morning, WTVT reports. Police said McKinnon told Raftery his tire on the passenger side was low and when Raftery exited the vehicle to check, the boy jumped in the car and drove off, Bay News 9 reports.
"As I started to pull away he flagged me down and I rolled the window down and said what's up and he said you got a low tire. I opened the door and I looked at the driver's side and he said no no, it's the other side, the passenger side,” Raftery told WTSP. “So I went over there, he was on his bike. I get over to the other side and within two seconds he was off the bike, in the car and took off ... screeching!
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