Last month anti-Donald Trump protests in New Mexico turned into riots and now one teenager is paying the price for his part.
Marcus Griego, 14, is being charged as an adult for hitting a police sergeant with a rock during the melee, KRQE reported.
“The commander actually witnessed Marcus throw a rock directly and hit the sergeant that was standing next to him,” Albuquerque police spokeswoman Celina Espinoza told KRQE. “My understanding is that Marcus kinda laughed it off and kinda just pretended it wasn’t a big deal.”
The teen has been charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery on a peace officer.
Griego’s Attorney Tom Clear thinks the charges are too steep, but police disagree.
“We don’t want to make an example out of a 14-year-old. We want to be able to guide and lead him in the right direction,” Espinoza said.
Watch a report on the incident below.