According to the New Castle County Police Department, a 14-year-old intentionally knocked over the toilet, with the victim inside, and then walked away.
New Castle County Police have arrested a 14-year-old after he forced a 7-year-old boy into a portable toilet and then knocked it over onto the door.
The victim was trapped inside and injured while the waste poured all over him.
“It’s troubling,” said New Castle County Police Department Senior Cpl. Trinidad Navarro. “I mean, I have a 6-year-old and I can’t tell you how tremendously traumatized she would be by something like this.”
It happened Sunday night at about 7:45 on Scottfield Drive in Newark. Police say three boys, ages 7 and 8, were riding their bikes in Hann Park when the teenager threatened one and forced him into a “Port-o-John.”
Authorities say the teen then intentionally pushed over the toilet onto the door so the victim could not get out. He then walked away as the victim was screaming to get out.
The boy’s two friends were able to get him out. The victim, who was covered in feces and urine, went home and told his father.
Navarro says the boy suffered a knee injury, not to mention any possible emotional scars.
“We’re hoping that the victim recovers,” he said. “But we also hope that the defendant himself gets the help that he needs because clearly he didn’t realize how serious this was. It could have killed a young man.”
The 14-year-old is charged with unlawful imprisonment, assault and harassment. He has been arraigned and released to his parents. He was also ordered to have no contact with the victim.