Teen fined for trying to scare 7-year-old

April 27, 2010 10:03:35 AM PDT
An 18-year-old in Montana apparently thought it would be funny to yell "I'm going to kidnap you" at a 7-year-old girl, but the joke cost him a $185 fine for disorderly conduct. The girl told police April 15 that she heard the man yell the threat from a car as she walked on a sidewalk in Stevensville. She helped police in the small town south of Missoula create a sketch, and police Chief James Marble says Justin Stockdale turned himself in Monday after seeing his likeness on flyers distributed around town.

Stockdale pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, was fined $185 and given a 10-day suspended jail sentence.

Marble says the teen apparently thought it would be funny to scare the girl but it appears he has learned a valuable lesson.


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