Police Arrest South Dakota Boy for Shooting Mom With Arrow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Police in Sioux Falls, South Dakota say a 17-year-old boy has been arrested after he shot his mother in the back with a homemade arrow fired from a makeshift bow.

Police spokesman Sam Clemens say the two got into an argument Tuesday evening.

Clemens says the boy used a fishing pole and a shoelace to make a rudimentary bow, then fashioned an arrow out of a sharpened plastic rod.

He says the mother ended up with a small cut on her back.

Police took the boy to a juvenile detention center.


Now, if this had been me, when I was a 17-year old boy, the police never would have gotten involved, let alone juvenile detention or the courts. My mother would have turned around and beaten the living @#%& out of me. (Of course, I never would have ever contemplated shooting my mother with a bow and arrow, not even in my wildest dreams.)

And when my father found about it-----oh, I shudder at the thought. :eek:

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