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What would you do if your teenage son gifted you with a luxury car? Well, in the case of the baby gangsta crew from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, their parents must have looked the other way. Six teenage boys, from 14-16 years old, are accused of robbing a home in Florida, making off with over 200K. After buying grills and other items, they gifted their parents and siblings with luxury cars ranging from a brand new $80,000 Dodge Charger to a used $25,000 Mercedes-Benz.

The Sun Sentinel reports:

The six boys charged this week with breaking into a home and stealing a Porsche, a safe stuffed with more than $200,000 in cash and two loaded handguns were so young that only one was old enough to drive.

But the Fort Lauderdale teens — ages 14 to 16 — are experienced in crime well beyond their years and have lengthy rap sheets, authorities say.

One of the teens, Rural Scott, 15, was on probation and wearing a court-ordered ankle monitor when he told investigators he served as lookout during the April 27 break-in in Fort Pierce.

St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara called the teenagers “thugs” who “intentionally targeted our community, searched out a house in an affluent neighborhood and stole their life savings.”

When charged with burglary and grand theft this week, all six of the teenagers were already in custody on other charges.

To some, the arrests represent the revolving door futility of the criminal justice system. But the case also serves as a reminder that more needs to be done to improve that system.

“Being held accountable is important, but that is only part of the ultimate goal,” said Maria Schneider, a prosecutor in the juvenile division of the Broward State Attorney’s office. “We need to look beyond that and ask, ‘What needs to be different in your life to make sure you and rest of us are safe?’”

“And we are not doing a very good job,” said Schneider. “It’s frustrating.”

One youth claimed he bought permanent gold teeth for $11,000; a $10,000 gold chain; a $3,500 gold bracelet; an $80,000 Dodge Challenger Hellcat for his mom, which he put in her name; and a $25,000 2009 Mercedes C300 in his brother’s name.

The six teens accused of theft are:


Rural Scott,15, has at least nine previous arrests since he was first arrested June 28, 2015, at age 13 by the Broward Sheriff’s Office He faced burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief charges. He’s also been arrested by Lauderhill, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton Police departments along with the Palm Beach County and Okeechobee County Sheriff’s offices for charges including grand theft auto, probation violation, obstructing justice and criminal mischief over $1,000.

Scott told investigators he called his mother “and told her about ‘hitting’ the house” they burglarized.

Reached by phone, Shanika Shorter, Scott’s mother, said, “Do you believe everything you hear?” before hanging up.


In less than two years, Jeremiah Laplace, 15, has been arrested 14 times starting at age 14 when Sunrise Police arrested him Jan. 18, 2016, on a grand theft charge. Since then, Fort Lauderdale Police, and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office have had several run-ins with the teen, who has faced charges of robbery by sudden snatching, grand theft auto, burglary, grand theft of a firearm and criminal mischief.


Michael Bush, 14, was first arrested at age 13 on Aug. 7, 2016, by the Broward Sheriff’s Office on charges of burglary, petty theft. He has at least four previous arrests by Coconut Creek Police, Fort Lauderdale Police and Delray Beach Police for charges including burglary, larceny and grand theft charges.



Joshua Sargeant, 14, has at least six previous arrests from the Broward and Palm Beach County sheriff’s offices and the Fort Lauderdale and Lauderhill police departments. His previous charges include battery on an officer, burglary, grand theft and battery.


Shomari Smith, 14, has at least seven previous arrests including burglary, grand theft auto and grand theft with agencies of the Broward and Palm Beach County sheriff’s offices and Plantation and Fort Lauderdale police departments.


Walter Walker, 16, has at least nine previous arrests from Opa-locka and Fort Lauderdale police departments and the Broward Sheriff’s Office, including charges of burglary, grand theft auto, criminal mischief over $1,000, cocaine possession and destroying evidence.

All of the teens were being held Tuesday in St. Lucie County Jail on charges including burglary of a dwelling while armed, grand theft over $100,000, grand theft of a firearm and grand theft of a motor vehicle. Their bonds range from no bond to $250,000.

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61 thoughts on “Baby Gangstas Accused Of Robbing Home To Buy Grills, Jewelry And Luxury Cars

  1. queen on said:

    no one was there to raise these boys right so they have done wrong. and when you accept the stolen gifts they bring you are letting them know you are ok with what they are doing. we owe are children a chance. they need and education, it’s hard enuf with one… be your childs role model, and example of whats right to do. spend time with them, not everything needs to cost money, look for things in the community that are free. that’s how you show your children love, you be the person they want to be with and be like. children live what they see.

  2. dgreyeyes on said:

    So you mean to tell me that Dr. Larry the simpleton doesn’t have anything negative to say about these young Black Boys but always have something negative to say about Black Women!!!! I am starting to see he has Mommy issues. Anyhow, this young boys need something constructive to do with their lives like a job. I know we have child labor laws but clearly this young men needs something else to do with their lives. They should’ve had jobs starting as young as 12 years old. May in the construction business helping to build these road and streets that are jacked up all over this country. Had their little tails travel and doing manual labor then they would have time to be breaking in someone else house to steal from them. I think all bad ass kids needs to do manual labor like construction, yard work or something that they need in order to use their hands.

    • Diane on said:

      He has mommy issues just like that fake prez. #45 truly has mommy issues. He’s always downing women. And I have never heard him once, speak of his mother. SAD. It’s sad that so many ppl voted for his simple ass. Someone should give him a mirror, becuz he’s hard on the eyes , with his fat ass!!!! It’s shameful so many voted for this s**t.

  3. Della 1 on said:

    Lord have mercy……these parents should be put in prison not jail for what they had done to these children……So so so sad…..Lord have mercy

  4. Williams A on said:

    I put the blame on their parents ..they accepted the gifts three children stole.they should go to jail also cause lower they know they did not have jobs they should’ve been making sure their kids was in school getting an education ,so yes, jail the parents along with their children.

  5. To jhuf, knowitall and kate1221
    I am glad that your comments have not received the attention you were seeking but others have CHOSEN to take the high road!

  6. These same young boys gonna end up killing one of your children and they are a menace to society. Most likely one of them may end up to become a

    • Lacey on said:

      Wow! So much for properly raising young men. If the mothers are too sorry to raise them right where are the daddy’s Our black community is so jacked up! The parents who accepted gifts from their children knowing well how they got it are criminals too! They are just as guilty as the children. I can’t call them babies because babies don’t know right from wrong. These boys are teenagers who know but have not been guided, monitored and are encouraged by their parents to make the wrong decisions so that they reap the benefits of their criminal actions. They are setting their kid up for a lifetime of modern day slavery being incarcerated. So much for wanting the best for you children

      • When the daddy is around the mother always trying to run the house or intervene when the dad is ready to cut that a@@. They like that time out crap and goto your room young man Sh@t.

  7. specialt757 on said:

    SS: An article I read, reported a guy on death row final thoughts when ask what his biggest regret was, said, he only wishes his mother could be right here with him, she created the monster he became. And so did these children’s parents. These kids are headed for a life in prison or no life in the graveyard. They’re young, they still have time to correct their behavior, the only problem is, they have to find better role models and stay away from the people who raised them.

  8. specialt757 on said:

    The parents are at fault 150%. I can’t speculate on if they were the master-minds behind this mischievous crime spree, but they are co-conspirators after the fact. They don’t care one bit about the kids they bought into this world and that’s a crying shame. No kids should grow up in this manner, we want better for our kids, we have to be better parents. Allowing your kids to bring stolen money/merchandise into your home, makes you a horrible parent, they should do time along with their baby-face nelsons.

  9. there’s more to this story then their telling. these kids didn’t just randomly choose a home with a safe full of cash. That they found and opened. Somebody had been in that house before. As for the parents, their the ones that should be in handcuffs. These kids don’t stand a chance.

    • jhuff on said:

      Purchasing a car is a contract no where in the US can a minor enter in to a contract [Katies] is correct ether the greed of the dealership or they had an adult front man

      • Beeg on said:

        The article said one of the boys put the $80,000 Charges in his mothers name and the $25,000 Benz in his brothers name. They should both go to jail..

  10. leadjustone on said:

    I agree with others. This is a parenting problem. These kids did receive guidance from their parents, but they were guided toward a life of crime. Unless they make some drastic changes, all are headed to an early grave. Very sad.

  11. Cleo on said:

    No reference was made to their education level at the time of their first crime and at the time of this specific crime. Were ever they end up, if they don’t get some academic education and some self respect among other emotional skills these young men, not kids, but young men are doomed to a life in and out of the prison system until they die. Imagine your life is virtually over at 14 or 16 years of age. Pathetic commentary on the black community.

  12. Shay on said:

    Sad times people. These sorry excuses for parents sit back and let their kids commit these crimes and they benefit or act like they don’t know nothing. There’s some adults that need to be serving time and if they dig a little deeper they’ll find out that these “baby gangstas” have some real adult gangstas running the show.

  13. When my son was younger we were at the grocery store and all he had to do was ask for the bubblishus and I would have brought it, no he STOLE it. I was distracted putting the groceries on the belt, paid and walked out of the store. Loaded groceries into car and he was standing there opening this bubble gum, now I know I did not pay for it and he didn’t have any money. After putting the last bag in the car, I locked it back told him to come with me back in the store, I found the manager I then paid for the bubble gum (after explaining he had taken it without paying) and had the manager throw it away!!! He did not have to steal then and he doesn’t have to steal now. I bet you cannot pay him to steal something after I got through with him and then his dad!!! My son is now 34 with a 4 yr old of his own. I am proud of the young man he has grown up to be. I just said all of this to say the parents have to want better for their children, they bought them here.

  14. diane on said:

    they are not gangstas. just wannabe, they are kids, lost kids, forgotten kids, kids with no hope, no guidance, no parenting, kids victimizing others, just a sad case….

    • Jzzyj1 on said:

      I agree, why are the teens being Glorified as Baby Gangsters which in turn can give them extra street cred in the eyes of their vernable peers, they are indeed misled & misguided individuals at the hands of their own parents, I just can’t see the parents not being held accountable not only for the maladaptive behaviors of the teens but also for those purchases, SMH

  15. diane on said:

    This is just sad, these are kids. Something went terribly wrong and its just sad they opted for a life of crime. The parents should be arrested. I just hope these young men can find a way to turn their lives around. so sad. The parents or lack of parents, no guidance, no hope….. major problem.

    • Melvinowens on said:

      There are black children who grow up in foster care who receive better parental guidance than these teens. I know because I grew up in foster care and the black woman who I called Mom taught me to work for what I wanted and to value education. She made it a point for me to realize that it’s not where you start in life but where you end up that counts. I listened to her and graduated from high school with honors, receiving a scholarship to Cornell University. It is about teaching your child personal responsibility.

  16. Diane on said:

    Damn, these kids have a rap sheet longer than my arm, and they’re in their EARLY teens. This is sad. No parental guidance. Smdh. They would probably end up dead If they weren’t on there way to jail.

    • diane on said:

      I agree they were on their way to a grave site. They look like kids, this is just sad and the freaking parents smh… this is awful

      • Dead??… You are gone too far with that. SMDH! And NO! I would not be. I doubt ANYONE could own the ALL leather belt when they stealing and robbing other people. SO YEAH…. One weekend with a ALL leather belt to cut them AZZES!! OH! mama and her boyfriend can get their azz whooped too.

  17. mrknowitall on said:

    Here’s a black history fact, June 23 1997, Betty Shabazz wife of Malcolm X died after being set on fire by her grandson. He threw a cup of gasoline in her face and chest and lit her on fire.
    If she was murdered by a European American it will be considered a day of mourning, but because she was murdered by a black boy the cover-up continues.

  18. Leslie on said:

    TRASH—Every single so-called “parent” or adult in their lives who accepted these “gifts” from them knowing DANG WELL that these kids could not possibly have afforded these items! And furthermore, I’d like to know who actually went in and purchased these vehicles, because I have never heard of a reputable car dealer that would alllow a 14-15-16 year old child to walk into a dealership, and purchase a vehicle…is that even legal? As for the comment “At least they robbed from the rich, that’s how you do it!” Yeah, well if you really think that way, then you are Trash too! People work HARD to get what they have, and since when does my working hard to EARN the things that I want qualify me as an “acceptable target” for some little thug-a** losers and their wayward parents?? The only way to “Do it” is to “Do it” your self! Work and earn it honestly! These kids don’t have a clue..$11,000 on gold teeth?? Smh, thank God I was raised right, and I raised mine right, cause if he had EVA come up in here with anything costing more than his allowance, or his little part time job paid him, he would have felt the honest-to-goodness wrath for real!

    • That statement, “at least they robbed from the rich” is a prime example of why we see so much carnage involving our children nowadays. Being taught entitlement by grown ups. Hell, this genius may be one of the parents we speak of.

    • diane on said:

      the person that made that comment about robbing from the rich is probably think and act very much like these kids parents. I agree with you 100%. This is why kids are so messed up for folks that make stupid comments like that. There is absolutely no reason why this should happen period. No one deserve to be victimized and these kids deserved a chance in life. The parents should be held accountable

  19. WTF?
    Why weren’t these parents suspicious about where the kids got all that $$$ from to buy cars, jewelry, etc?

    Well at least they robbed from the RICH!!!!!!!!—-that’s how you do it!!!!!

    • Where do you think they learned there skills from? Just like Michael Brown
      These hood Rats had one Mama dozens of men that passed through the public housing got what they wanted and went on down the road, they weren’t taught any moral or social values that black kids learned decades ago they grow up in an environment that condones kids running wild like jungle apes and like Mr. Brown eventually they will wind-up face down in the street with their drug addicted mama and whatever man see has that week crying in a news camera about how good they were

    • Until you try to rob the wrong rich and they plug your brain with a .357. You would probably be one of the first to foam at the mouth, beat your chest and wail like a sick cow, wondering “Lawdy, whyyyyyy did they have to shoot them chilluns?” I can hear it now. Young Mr. Sargeant was charged with battery on a officer and he’s still here to rob and pillage? That should make a whole lot of people feel all warm, fuzzy and hopeful for a bright future for our young men. These parents need to be hauled in too. If I came home with a candy bar, my mother would want to know where I got the 25 cents to buy it.

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