VIDEO: Little Boy Tries to Get Felony Charges Dropped

ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. (April 22, 2014) — Eddy Hart, 8, was charged with two felonies on March 19th.

According to a police report obtained by FOX 17, Eddy assaulted an Allegan officer and damaged a camera in a cruiser.

Hart showed up to the Allegan City Police Department with $50 in hand. Police indicate that’s how much it costs to repair the camera.10011815_10152370595755540_5549664226401484194_o

Today, he and his family paid a visit to the department to rectify the situation and say “sorry.”

According to the police report, Eddy ran away from Hillside
Learning and Behavior Center on March 19th. It’s a school for children with special needs.

Eddy’s mother said he’s been diagnosed with ADHD and has anger issues.
She wants him tested for other disabilities and mental illness.

During the chase, a staff member caught up to the boy at a party store, a block away off of M-40. The staff member held him until a policeman arrived.

According the police report, school staff requested that the officer drive Eddy back to school. The officer said Eddy assaulted him, cursed at him, and broke a camera in the
back of the cruiser.

Robert Bluhm contacted FOX 17 about the incident. He said he’s engaged to Eddy’s mother.

“He has special needs, he has anger issues, they know this, and they’re going to throw him in the back of a cop car all by himself,” Bluhm said on Monday.

The Mickey Mouse fan’s feet can’t even reach the floor, and he’s already been charged with two felonies. He’s been charged with malicious destruction of police property and resisting and obstructing.

As he waited to speak with the chief of police, he chit-chatted with family.

“I’ll probably be in jail by then,” he uttered during a conversation about getting a truck.

Chief Rick Hoyer came out and the family went in for about 15 minutes.

FOX 17 spoke with the family after the meeting.

Bluhm said, “I asked him if maybe they could contact the prosecutors office and see if, ya know, may be they could speak on his behalf.”

“They say it’s pretty much out of there hands at this point. They accepted the apology. They understand. They understand that he knows he done wrong,” Bluhm explained.

Bluhm told Eddy, “You got to listen to ‘em, don’t you?”

Eddy replied, “Mm, hmm. You listen to ‘em, they’re cool.”

It’s a lesson, hopefully learned, for the 8-year-old.

The superintedent of Allegan schools said he believes staff followed the proper protocols.

Yesterday, prosecutor Frederick Anderson said he couldn’t comment on the case since Eddy is a minor. But Eddy must undergo continued counseling.
Then the court will determine whether or not to pursue the charges.

The family said it plans to visit the prosecutor some time this week to see if Eddy’s $50 payment will be accepted and if the charges can be dropped altogether.

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21 comments

  • Tina

    That is awesome that the police are working with this child along with his parents to try to teach his little boy a life lesson……

  • tyler

    i dont think he should be charged with two felonies, at 8 years old. lets start charging infants for attempted murder when they throw up on us, good going michigan great way to spend tax dollars. (also im not saying he should be in trouble but really two felonies, its time for the police force to grow up.

    • alex

      he was charged with 2 felonies because he committed two felonies. Your example using infants is ridiculous. without intervention, this child is a future serious criminal in the making. let's see how much you defend trying to nip this behavior in the bud when this sociopath harms you or your loved ones.

  • jim

    teach his mommy and daddy how to control the little shit spank his ass and teach him now with anger like that he needs his ass beat hard and

  • WMUalum

    Is this a joke?
    If the kid actually broke the camera, it would cost more than 50 bucks to fix it. Who was the genius that decided to mount a camera where offenders can break it?
    I feel bad for the citizens. I certainly wouldn't feel safe being protected by an officer that gets assaulted by an 8 yr old.
    This has got to be an article from The Onion. This is just too stupid.

  • TexasProud

    Parent's today don't want to control their children so somebody has to. Saying a kid has ADHD and has "anger" issues is just an excuse parents use to not have to be parents and discipline their children. Maybe this will keep this kid from becoming a bully later one and probably ending up in the back of another police car in his teens. But let's say that its wrong to teach a kid a lesson because he has "special needs". I'm sorry but ADHD and "anger" issues is not "special needs". Autism and Down Syndrome are special needs not the pitiful excuses these parent's came up with. Good for this police department and I hope the prosecutor's follow through with the charges.

  • dann

    let see here if anyone who is in their late 30's acted like this when we was 8 years old we would of gotten our asses beat to the point of not being able to sit for a week, but now a days the school systems teach kids that if their parents spank them that they need to call 911 cause its child abuse.

  • hello

    OMG Are you people even listening to yourselves. Obviously none of you have a child with ADHD and anger issues. Well guess what, I do and he is 16 years old. And yes it is a learning disability. They are hard to control at times and they become angry over anything anyone says that they do not want to hear. We had to pull our child out of the public and then the private school in the third grade because he couldn't sit still in class. As parents we have to learn how to deal with him with almost everything that comes out of their mouths. This little boy should be given a chance and not be charged with two felonies. The parents should work with more at home because they are starved for attention at that precious age. I wish the whole family well and hopefully when he gets older he may have a chance in life to make something of himself.

  • Carl Young

    Legal charges won't get him the help he needs.

    Sounds to me like his parents are doing everything they can. Sometimes, the school can be as much at fault as the kids/parents/society. No need to point blame. The key here is to do what is best for the kid. Felony charges? Not sure how that is good for an 8 year old.

    and yes, I know something about what parents such as these are going through. Our son is capable of similar behavior. He is currently in residential care.

    • hello

      I totally agree with you Carl. Like I posted earlier, my 16 year old son has been like that most of his life and yes it is a disability and takes a lot of patience with these types of children. Our son also has separation anxiety because of the ADHD and anger issues so he has to hug us at least more than 20 times a day and tell us he loves us. Even though he's 16, he still struggles with it. Just hope he outgrows this!


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