Teen charged with shoving senior off dock
By Aaron Gouveia / Staff Writer
June 30, 2008 12:30 PM
FALMOUTH – A 14-year-old boy was arrested yesterday after he pushed a senior citizen off a dock because he "thought it would be funny," police said.
The North Falmouth teen – whose name was not released because he is a juvenile – was at Megansett Beach when the 2:20 p.m. incident occurred. Police said the boy ran up behind the 71-year-old victim, who was fishing off the dock with his grandson, and pushed him off the dock and into the ocean.
The man suffered lacerations to both knees and lost his prescription glasses, police said.
Although the boy fled into the woods by the Talk of the Town Diner, several people at the beach knew his identity and immediately called police.
Once arrested, the boy was allowed to make one phone call. Police said he chose to call a friend to "brag and laugh" about what he had done. police said.
The boy was held on $1,000 cash bail and transferred to a secure facility in New Bedford. Police said he will be arraigned today in Falmouth District Court.
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