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ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. — An 8-year-old boy faces two felony counts after an altercation with police and allegedly damaging the inside of a police vehicle, according to FOX 17.

Edward Hart, 8, ran away from the Hillside Learning and Behavior Center in Allegan, Michigan on March 19.

According to a police report, a teacher and principal chased the boy. A teacher caught up with the boy at a party store a block away from the school.

Police were called and school staff requested an officer drive Edward to school. When the officer asked the boy’s name, he cursed at the officer and assaulted him, according to the report.

“I don’t even think he did anything wrong in this case. He’s special need[s],” Robert Bluhm said. “He’s ran away from the school before,” Bluhm said.

During the altercation, the officer said the boy broke the rear police camera. As a result, he faces malicious destruction of police property and resisting and obstructing.

“He has special needs. He has anger issues. They know this and they’re going to throw him in the back of a cop car all by himself,” Bluhm said.

Source: FOX 17