CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida deputy was attacked by a 14-year-old boy while on patrol Thursday, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.
According to a sheriff’s office release, the deputy saw the boy riding a bicycle at Babcock Ranch, Fla., just after 2 a.m.
According to the sheriff’s office, the boy told the deputy that he was fishing in the area, even though he had no fishing gear.
MPs said the boy tried to walk away during the stop before turning and hitting the MP on the head. When the deputy tried to call for backup, “a fight ensued” and the teen stabbed him behind the ear with a penknife, the sheriff’s office said.
The deputy was stabbed six times but was able to use a taser and restrain the boy while he waited for help to arrive, the sheriff’s office said. The deputy was flown to a hospital for treatment and later released.
Deputies said the 14-year-old boy was a resident of Babcock Ranch, who told them he planned to break into closed restaurants in the area. The sheriff’s office said he had a hammer in his backpack along with the pocket knife.
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