[Ed. – What the world is coming to.]
A 98-year-old woman told a judge of the horror and degradation she felt as she lie in her bed pretending to sleep while two teens poured maple syrup all over her and ransacked her home in the middle of the night.
The teens, aged 16 and 17, who can not be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, where charged with break and enter, assault and mischief after they broke into her home through a window after a boozy night out Dec. 29, 2016.
Court heard how they trashed the elderly woman’s tidy home, smashing eggs, syrup, cooking oil, ketchup and peanut butter on the walls, floors and ceilings of every room.
In court one of the teens, who stands at six-feet with shoulder-length hair, pleaded guilty and stood to face the elderly woman.
“I’m sorry I wasn’t thinking that night,” he said weeping. “I was struggling a lot with life … If there is anything I can do to help, I will.”
“This was an emotional heartfelt apology … he is not just paying lip service,” said his lawyer, Angela McLeod, who said the teen has suffered through childhood abuse.