That Was No Thief, That Was My Son

The Buffalo police finally sweated the truth out of the mayor’s son. Byron Brown III was the one who stole the family SUV and slammed it into some parked cars, and then convinced his parents that a bad guy had taken the keys.

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The Associated Press tells us the 16 year old had only a learner’s permit- he’s charged with driving without a license and leaving the scene of an accident. Mayor Byron Brown, seen here with his son and wife in happier times, says the boy’s going to be grounded for a long time.

He also says his son lied, because he didn’t want to damage his relationship with his parents. Is that an explanation from Dad, or is it an excuse? It’s another one of those cases where being in the public eye just makes almost any problem worse.

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