Education: Fathers & Sons

For nearly a year, four small boys, aged 7 to 10, led the police of Rosenberg, Texas (pop. 6,210) a merry chase. The boys stole keys from a used-car lot just for the thrill, broke innumerable light bulbs, tried to set a local dance hall on fire, scooped money off newsstands, broke into at least five stores. All in all, they were arrested a total of 21 times, but on each occasion, they were able to laugh right in the police chief's face. As the boys knew only too well, they were too young for prosecution under Texas law.

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