ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A father attending an elementary school parent-teacher conference is facing charges after police say he stole a laptop and gave it to his child to carry out.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that police say 28-year-old Demetrius O’Neill was seen on surveillance video walking out of an Edward Gonzales Elementary School classroom holding the MacBook.
The child’s mother says police showed up at her Albuquerque home and said they could see the laptop inside a car parked in the driveway.
She says O’Neill apologized to their children and told them he made a mistake.
O’Neill was arrested Tuesday and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, larceny and child abuse in connection with the alleged February heist.