First Degree Artwork on a non-approved surface
|Maximilian Yantes, AKA Captain Max Salty, age 4|
THE CRIME SCENE:
|Pirate ship carving in guest room door|
|Detail: smiling jolly roger|
"Lucian did it!"
-Time of crime coincides with Suspect's rest time in the room where crime was committed
-Height of artwork exceeds reach of Suspect's brother, "Lucian"
-Piratical nature of artwork fits Suspect's modus operandi
They say lying is a normal part of a child's development, but it was still really hard to see Max lie to us in the face of indisputable evidence. He stood by his story for quite awhile, perfectly willing to let Lucian take the fall for him. Lucian even admitted to the crime after some prompting from his brother, even though he couldn't reach the top of the sails! Max did eventually confess to his crime after a long talk with Judge Dad, and we are hoping that he is fully reformed and ready to re-enter society as a productive citizen.