Hit The Pillow
What do you get if you put a 12 year old boy in a department store? In the case of young Kyan Hatcher and a friend who visited a store in Auckland, New Zealand, a pillow fort. It seems the two boys could not resist playing with the pillows in Warehouse Westcity. Unfortunately, the department store did not see the funny side. So much so that after showing Kyan and his father a video of his antics, the security team handed the young boy a trespass notice and promptly banned him from the shop for two years. He was even told by the shop’s guards, that if he stepped foot in the building during his two year ban, he faced up to three months in jail. To say Kyan’s mother was none too pleased would be an understatement. “He wasn’t stealing anything…just being a kid and being creative. If anything he should have got a warning about playing with things in their shop but definitely not a trespass notice and being made to feel like a criminal,” she told, Stuff.co.nz. There’s nothing like a bit of bad publicity to prompt a healthy dose of second thoughts. The retailer has since backed down and admitted that the matter could have been “handled better”. After all boys will be boys.