Savannah boy, 10, tries to stab officers, threatens to kill them, says he hates police

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A 10-year-old boy and his 19-year-old brother were arrested this week after the boy tried to stab an officer, declared he hated all police and said he wanted to kill them, Savannah-Chatham police said.


About 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, metro police were called to an apartment in the 100 block of Tibet Avenue on reports of a stolen vehicle.

When officers arrived, they learned the parents of Adan Rojas, 19, had hidden his car because he was extremely intoxicated, said Julian Miller, metro police spokesman.

Rojas grew angry while talking to officers about his car and took a swing at one of them, Miller said. As officers wrestled him into custody, his 10-year-old brother approached them with a knife and threatened to kill them. The boy then bit his father's hand as his father tried to intervene, Miller said.

Rojas was Tased and the boy was brought into custody using a "minimum amount of force," said metro police Capt. Richard Zapal, who commands the Southside Precinct, where the altercation occurred.

"Nobody hurt the kid," Zapal said, noting none of his officers were injured in the scuffle.

Zapal said the boy spouted off a slew of negative statements about police.

"He actually said that he hates the police," Zapal added.

Rojas was taken to the Chatham County jail on charges of public drunkenness, false report of a crime and obstruction. The boy was taken to a youth development center on charges of aggravated assault.







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