CRIME
06/18/2013 03:49 pm ET Updated Jun 19, 2013

Woman Reportedly Jailed In Slaton, Texas, For Asking To See Police Warrant For 11-Year-Old Son

A Texas woman says she was thrown in jail for asking a single question: if she could see a police warrant for her son's arrest.

When police arrived at the young mother's home on May 29 to arrest her 11-year-old boy, this is what the woman says happened (according to local Fox affiliate KJTV-TV):

I told [one of the officers], "I will release my son to you upon viewing those orders." Those were exactly my words. ... He said, "This is how you want to play?" He took two steps back, turned around to the officer and said, "Take her." They turned me around, handcuffed me and took me in.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, told KJTV she spent the night in jail and that, oddly, the police never returned to arrest her son.

In the state of Texas, anyone under the age of 18 is considered a minor and in most circumstances cannot be taken from their home by the police without an arrest warrant.

Why the police wished to arrest the 11-year-old is unclear. A representative from the office of attorney Dwight McDonald, who is representing the woman, could not reveal the boy's crime because he is a minor.

Neither the Slaton Police Department nor the Slaton City Manager would give a comment to The Huffington Post.

(Hat tip, Celestial_the_tower on Reddit)

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