Police: Pickup football game ends in arrest after robbery

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(Courtesy: MGN Online)

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio – What started as a backyard football game ends with an arrest in South Euclid.

According to the South Euclid Police Department, a man was over a friends house on Wrenford Road when a former classmate came over to join a game of pickup football. Instead of getting in on the game, the former classmate pushed the man to the ground, and ordered him to empty his pockets. He also pointed a semi automatic handgun in the man’s face.

The suspect ran off with the victim’s gold, iPhone, and $5.00 in cash.

Officers were able to track the suspect to a home on Colony Road from fresh footprints they found in the snow. Police surrounded the house and called the homeowner on her cellphone.

The woman told police she wasn’t at home, but her son was there with several friends. When she returned home, the woman told her son’s friends to leave the house with their hands in the air.

Police were able to identify the 16-year-old who committed the robbery. He was booked into Juvenile Hall and faces charges of aggravated robbery, robbery, and menacing.